Pen, Ink and Brush Strokes in Painting
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Pen and ink and brush strokes occupy indispensable positions in painting. As one of the unique characteristics of traditional Chinese painting, “pen and ink” is a painting method created by painters to express the visual images of natural objects, which promotes the continuous development of Chinese painting. Different from the naming of brushwork in Chinese painting, western painting has its own appellation - brush strokes. As one of the unique languages of western painting, “brush strokes” will bring different pictures. Taking “Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains” by Huang Gongwang and “Water Lily” by Monet as examples, this paper discusses in detail the different embodiment of pen and ink and brush strokes in traditional Chinese and Western painting and explores their similarities and differences.
Brush Strokes, Huang Gongwang, Monet