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Painting: Acrylic on Canvas.
Here is a hand painted original Japanese calligraphy written in gold on a semi-matte black background with Japanese traditional pattern in glossy black.
All hand painted one by one with Acrylic paint.
The word: Golden calligraphy on black background with Japanese traditional pattern. All hand painted. 12”x16”
Japanese idiom: 獅子奮迅: Shishifunjin
It means that even lions, king of jungle, use full power when they hunt for even a smallest preys. You should be serious and sincere whatever you need to do.
size:12" x 16" x1/2"
materials: Gallery wrap canvas, acrylic paints
without a frame (all the four sides of the canvas have been painted. You can hang it without a frame.) Not wired.
(*Please understand that the colors of the photos might be slightly different from the original painting due to the lighting. )
This calligraphy painting is a wonderful present for anyone who loves simple minimal artworks or Japanese art & culture.
*about my Sumi painting background: I was trained Shodo (Japanese Calligraphy) since when I was 4 or 5 years old under my father who was a master Shodo painter. Shodo and Sumi-E painting is my roots, my culture, and my father's legacy. They are beautiful Japanese traditional arts and I deeply appreciate my father who taught me and my heritage.
*What is "Shodo", Japanese Calligraphy
Shodo is a Japanese word for Japanese Calligraphy, and it is written 書道. The first characator, 書, means “writing”, and the second character, 道, means “path” or “way of life”.
The Kanji (Chinese character), 道 is often associated with many names of other Japanese
cultural activities, like 華道 Japanese flower arrangment、茶道 Japanese tea ceremony、柔道 Jyu-do、空手道 Karate-do、and 剣道 Ken-do. It represents that those cultural activities and martial arts are not just learning things but they are a “way of life”.
In Shodo, it is the use of sumi paint and bamboo brushes to create calligraphy.
It’s history is very long, going back more than 2000 years. It was originally started in China, then came to Japan around the 6th century. It was part as part of Zen buddhism culture which developed in Japan.
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