We will look at the tradition of Japanese brush painting techniques and view beautiful works of ink on silk and on paper. We will look at the collaboration between Japanese painting and calligraphy and learn about the “four-gentlemen” of Japanese painting: ink, inkstone, brush, and paper. The works will include the Zen Buddhist art of Sesshu, screen painting of the professional Kano School artists, and literati painting. We will also witness Ukiyo-e woodblock prints of Kiyonaga, Hokusai and Hiroshige, among others, and learn about the culture of the Edo Period that inspired such work.
Thursdays, March 23 through April 13
6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Instructor: Ilene Rosenberg