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A visit with Lampo Leong, Associate Professor, Art

By Tanya Sneddon
Published: - Topics: multimedia exhibit mixed media ink art

Classical Chinese Tools

Topics: color ink

As the brush glides across the rice-paper, it seems to “actually dance on paper,” according to Leong. The artist is allowed greater manipulation with the Chinese brush because of its pointed and soft bristles, as opposed to the flat, stiff bristles of the Western brush. Energetic black strokes and the strong contrast provided by the black ink are some of the characteristics that distinguish Chinese calligraphy.

Chinese Brush Making