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Zen Calligraphy, Meditation And Wisdom (Not Framed) Painting

Nadja Van Ghelue

Painting, Ink on Paper

Size: 14 W x 54 H x 0.1 D in

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Zen Calligraphy, Meditation And Wisdom In Bold Semi-cursive Script, Original Contemporary Zen Art This Zen calligraphy shows two characters , 定 慧, meditation and wisdom, Japanese jōe, Chinese dìnghuì, ting-hui. The first character 定 is the Japanese and Chinese translation of the Sanskrit word samādhi (定 Japanese jō, Chinese dìng, ting). In English it is translated as meditation and concentration. The second character 慧 means Prajna or wisdom, Japanese e, Chinese hui. The chapter on Meditation and Wisdom from the Platform Sutra Of The Sixth Patriarch Hui-neng has inspired this bold Zen calligraphy. The original 'Meditation and Wisdom' calligraphy is not framed, to use the Oriental technical term, it is not mounted yet. I don't know if you are familiar with rice paper, but when you brush on it, it absorbs the ink and it wrinkles. Therefore the artwork needs to be mounted, which means it is stretched and flattened to take the wrinkles away. For more information about mounting this 'Meditation and Wisdom' calligraphy please visit my website, at, where I recommend you a mounter in California, US. Please be aware that I cannot take any responsibility for the mounting. At my page you can find more details about this calligraphy. Original size of the Meditation and Wisdom calligraphy in cm: 138 x 35 x 0,2 cm. The artwork will be shipped rolled in a tube.

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Painting:Ink on Paper

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:14 W x 54 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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