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The Voice of Wisdom, Gate Mantra, Heart Sutra Zen Calligraphy Painting

Nadja Van Ghelue

Painting, Ink on Paper

Size: 18 W x 66 H x 0.1 D in

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Contemporary Zen calligraphy on Xuan rice paper, mounted with pale yellow silk fabric. The hanging scroll is ready to be hung on a wall. The Heart Sutra mantra is brushed in a cursive style with a restrained and at the same time flowing brush work, radiating clarity and depth. The Japanese rendering of the mantra is : 揭 帝 gya-tei 揭 帝 gya-tei 波 羅 揭 帝 ha-ra-gya-tei 波 羅 僧 揭 帝 ha-ra-sô-gya-tei 菩 提 薩 槃 訶 bo-ji so-wa-ka In English: Gone Gone, Gone Beyond, Gone Completely Beyond, Enlightenment At Last! Size of the entire scroll in m/cm: 1,67 m x 44,5 cm x 0.2 cm Size of the calligraphy alone: 54 x 14 x 01 in; 1,38 m x 35 cm

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Painting:Ink on Paper

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:18 W x 66 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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