Lotus: Homage to Xu Wei. by Bada Sharen (birth name Zhu Da, b. Asian aesthetic states the goal of ink and wash painting is not simply to reproduce the appearance of the subject, but to capture its spirit. Ink on paper 73 x 35 in.
What magic there is in simple black and white. Three sketches from Drawing with Pen & Ink by Arthur L. Guptill, the first by the author, on trees, the second by Schell Lewis, and the third by Joseph Clement Coll:
Chinese, Qing dynasty, Zhu Da, Place made: China Quince (Mugua), 1690 Album leaf mounted as hanging scroll; ink and color on paper Painting: 20 x cm.) Mount: x 33 cm.) "Bada Shanren hua" 八大山人畫 (Painted by Bada Shanren)