Chinese Ink Painting II:
with Hannah Jung
Sat. September 20th (10 am - 4 pm)
About the artist:
Hannah Jung, originally from South Korea, has been a Connecticut resident since 2000. Her work has been exhibited nationwide including The Bushnell, Korean Embassy (Washington D.C.), Vision Gallery (New York), Mercy Gallery, General Electric World Headquarters, H. Pelham Curtis Gallery (New Canaan), etc. She was a recipient in the Art of the Northeast and was invited to the Artists Residency Program at I-Park Foundation. She was a Juried Artist member from Silvermine Guild Arts Center. A graduate of Seoul National University, Korea (Bachelor of Fine Arts: Painting), she taught at a number of schools including Albertus Magnus College and has given numerous Asian Brush Painting workshops/demonstrations statewide.
What is Chinese Ink Painting?
Chinese Ink Painting is also known as Sumi Painting, Korean or Chinese Painting. Originating in China, Ink Painting began its early development as simple pictorial drawings that executed in sumi ink with a soft, pointed brush on paper or silk. Chinese Ink Painting has historically been closely allied with Oriental calligraphy as an art form.
Executed on paper with a soft, pointed brush and ink, Ink Painting has evolved in China from centuries not for art’s sake alone but for an outgrowth of living. Underlying the apparent simplicity and harmony of composition and the aura of serenity, there is a philosophy: the immensity and harmony of the universe found in a unifying pattern of life in all natural forms. While Western painting is taken the first consideration for composition and perspective with careful attention, Ink painting is completely unconcerned with producing a literal representation. Its emphasis is put upon the spirit rather than scientific or rational realism. Thus, the most prized masterpieces are those that are thought to display a noble soul aiming at the representation of the state of mind using serenity as a keynote.
Chinese Landscapes, Shan-Shui, as the main contribution to the Chinese art world, reflect the artist’s pursuit of the ultimate because the great nature is the grandest manifestation of the supremacy of Tao. With this basic philosophical conviction, Chinese artist celebrates nature as man’s true home where man must all return; the artist finds his inexhaustible inspiration, soothing serenity and quietude in nature.
This course will introduce a basic approach to the techniques of Landscape in Chinese Ink Painting. Demonstrations and step-by-step instruction will be given with varied techniques for elements in Landscape such as rocks and mountains. Through the exercises of techniques, students will learn the aesthetics of Landscape: the immensity of nature and the overall rhythm of life. Join their romantic interpretations of nature!
These courses will be just for you who are eager to experience the diversity of Cross-Cultural Art tradition and its unique aesthetics.
All supplies will be provided