Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Theme Thursday August 19th



“Some set great value on method, while others pride themselves on dispensing with method. To be without method is deplorable, but to depend entirely on method is worse.”

— Lu Ch'ai (Wang Kai), 17th century Master of Chinese brush painting



“…If you aim to dispense with method, learn method”
“…If you aim at facility, work hard”
“…If you aim for simplicity, master complexity”

— Lu Ch'ai (Wang Kai), 17th century Master of Chinese brush painting

13 comments:

  1. I like these quotes, though I am reminded of a certain Sphinx from the movie Mystery Men . . . "If you don't learn to master your rage, your rage will become your master!"

    I loved the top pic!

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  2. great textures in the pics...i used to paint particularly watercolor...

    interesting quotes...something to chew on today...

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  3. very interesting, i'll think differently about rejecting something before i've explored it.

    happy theme thursday!

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  4. super...have always loved the Chinese and Japanese painters...lines and nature and stuff

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  5. Lovely...the photos are perfect!

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  6. These brushes are just delightful! Yesterday I saw a French film called 'Hedgehog' which included quite a few scenes of writing and images drawn with calligraphy brushes. such beauty and whimsy together.

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  7. I think it is just fabulous how varied the ideas are for a given theme. Loved your offering.

    My TT will be up this evening.

    PG

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  8. The second picture looks like the my favorites squirrel hair brushes that I prefer when painting with water colors. And the quotes are perfect. Happy Theme Thursday.

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  9. Great great art and quotes..

    --Someone Is Special--

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  10. I love the brushes pictures and the quotes too... so inspiring. Thanks for sharing such nice TT.

    :)

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  11. wise words and beutiful art! :)

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  12. Great photos to illustrate the quotes.

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