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the heart

The primary building block in Chinese painting is in the use of brush and ink. Lines and contours are much valued by Western artists, such as the paintings of Van Gogh and Picasso. Because the tools are different, the lines and contours in Western paintings differ from Chinese use of brush. The use of a brush in painting relates to Chinese calligraphy. As a result, painting is like writing. Through the use of ink the character of the artist becomes visible.

extracts from Westerners Approaching Chinese Painting

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