Different Strokes

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An artist’s tools determine their artwork’s methods, style, and appearance.  Using round, soft,  pointed,  animal hair brushes with ink on silk affected the methods of Chinese artists just as using long-handled flat brushes and the bright new opaque paints in … Continued

City Cut Outs

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Marvel Comics demonstrated speed and motion can be indicated with attenuated converging  or radiating lines as. Speed can also be suggested through exaggerated perspective along with blurring.  But, with blurred edges the picture’s legibility is diminished and therefore, recognition of … Continued

An Ancient Chinese Angle

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In the sixth century, as the Roman Empire collapsed China was cultivating its arts with Imperial support.  Xie He had just compiled a comprehensive collection of  Chinese artists which included a criteria for making and judging paintings. His instructions advised … Continued