Ink wash painting

Ink wash painting - Chinese ink and brush painting - Sumi-e 

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Ink wash painting, also known as sumi-e or suibokuga, is a traditional East Asian painting technique where artists use a combination of ink and water to create subtle and expressive artworks. This technique is characterized by its emphasis on brushwork, shading, and the use of gradations of ink tones to depict subjects. Artists apply diluted ink to paper, allowing the ink to spread and create gradations from dark to light. The result is a delicate and harmonious composition that often captures the essence of the subject with minimal strokes. Ink wash painting is commonly associated with nature, landscapes, and calligraphy, and it has a profound influence on East Asian art and aesthetics.