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Animals & plants through Japanese style painting
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The word "Nihon-ga" (literally Japanese painting) designates in general the schools of painting established in Japan as far back as the 8th Century. All of them use as media ink(sumi), mineral pigments (iwa-enogu), ground-shell white (gofun), gold and silver leaf; as well as hand-made paper or silk as support materials.
There are two major branches in "Nihon-ga": The essencially monochrome ink painting, spontaneous and calligraphic (suiboku and Zen painting) and the derived from "Yamato-e", that uses colour. In both forms, the most important job of the artist consists in rendering the essence of the chosen subject, be it an animal, a tree or a flower. The rules of composition and perspective are completely different from Western-style art. The result is a more spiritual and suggestive approach to art, where the empty space is just as important as the painted subject.
Alejandro has pledged his support to "Fundacion Vida Silvestre Argentina", an NGO devoted to conservation of species and natural habitats of Argentina.

 
 

Latest Artwork
New Zealand Forest Parrots (detail) -  by Alejandro Bertolo (2) Click to view a larger image. New Zealand Forest Parrots (detail)  (2016)

60 x 39
Mineral pigments, sumi on Japanese kozo paper

Original Available
Pheasant Tailed Jacana - hydrophasianus chirurgus by Alejandro Bertolo (2) Click to view a larger image. Pheasant Tailed Jacana  (2016)
hydrophasianus chirurgus
45 x 50
Mineral pigments, sumi on Japanese kozo paper

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