A Beginner's Guide to Sumi-e: Learn Japanese Ink Painting from a Modern Master

A definitive guide to the art of sumi-e, Japanese ink painting.

£16.99 per item

For those looking to begin their journey and immerse themselves in the art of sumi-e, Japanese ink painting, this book written by master sumi-e artist Shozo Koike will become a definitive guide. From the origins of the art to the works of some of its great masters, Shozo Koike gives a thoughtful introduction to sumi-e. He explains the basics of the art, offering step-by-step instructions for practicing basic brushstrokes. The book also includes advice on the equipment you will need to practice sumi-e, as well as clear photographs and video tutorials.

Born in Nagano Prefecture, Shozo Koike has been fascinated with impressionist paintings since childhood. He attended Taikeiyo Academy of Fine Arts in Tokyo where he majored in painting, then moved to Italy and received a degree from the Palazzo Spinalli Institute of Art and Restoration in Florence. His works have been exhibited at prestigious galleries both in Italy and Japan, . He currently lives in Italy where he continues to engage in restoration works, painting and teaching sumi-e through courses and workshops.

184 pages.

Size: L27.7 cm x W21.3 cm x H1.5 cm

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