Sumi-e means: Black Ink Painting. Black ink on white paper, simple, elegant and serene. Simplicity is the most outstanding characteristic of Sumi-e. An economy of brush strokes are used to communicate the essence of the subject.
we study Japanese Art, we see a man who is undoubtedly wise, philosophic
and intelligent, who spends his time doing what? In studying the
distance between the earth and moon? No. In studying Bismark's policy?
No. He studies a single blade of grass."
-- Vincent Van Gogh
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