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Bamboo after the Rain, A Gentle Spirit, Contemporary Zen Sumi-E
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Bamboo after the Rain, A Gentle Spirit, Contemporary Zen Sumi-E Painting

Nadja Van Ghelue

Painting, Ink on Paper

Size: 13.7 W x 27 H x 0.1 D in

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Japanese ink painting on rice paper, mounted and ready to be framed. I love the refreshing presence of the bamboo after the rain. In this modern expressive sumi-e painting I have depicted its transformed energy with rich black and grey ink washes, giving special attention to the fine spirit of the rain-soaked leaves. The bamboo symbolizes the perfect combination of grace and strength, its virtue lies in that it can bend if necessary but it does not break, its spirit inspires humility and simplicity to the heart. Size of the calligraphy in cm: 68,5 x 35 x 0,2 cm

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Painting:Ink on Paper

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:13.7 W x 27 H x 0.1 D in

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My artwork comprises Zen calligraphy, watercolor and ink paintings, and abstract calligraphies. My mediums are ink, watercolors and natural pigments on rice paper, mainly Xuan paper. I wield the Chinese and Japanese brush, preferably the flexible sheep's hair brush. Many of my Zen calligraphies express the Emptiness teaching from the Heart Sutra, which has been the original inspiration for my Japanese calligraphy artwork. Other calligraphies focus on the teachings of the Diamond Sutra, Platform Sutra, or depict Zen koan, Zen poetry or single kanji. In my watercolors and ink paintings I strive for a pictorial synthesis of the subject, in the spirit of Japanese ink painting, using bold washes and vivid brush strokes.

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