By I-Hsiung Ju
The booklet of Bamboo is designed as a step-by-step technique to let the scholar to profit procedure in a extra precise and arranged demeanour. it's a sensible guide for the coed of chinese language brush portray. It begins with an overview of the appreciation of chinese language Calligraphy. within the oldest written assets, tracings within the nature of trademarks, in reference to divination have been used to function phrases (). while these phrases got here to intend the language of a poet, they nonetheless remained in pictorial types, yet nonetheless, after they got here to intend the true "forms" in portray, they retained a number of the past feel of "semblances" and "emblems" which properly outlined their functionality in a composition.
Next, Professor Ju explains using the fundamental instruments for chinese language brush portray - the ink stone, the ink stick, the comb, and the paper. those treasures are regarded as beneficial holy issues and are taken care of with reverence and appreciate. partly II, he demonstrates the fundamental formations of stem, knots, branches and leaves, and handled each one of them as a sole trend.
Finally, partially unwell, Grouping of Stems, Branches and Leaves, Professor Ju explains how one can paint a couple of stem jointly for the first composition of a bamboo portray, how one can workforce branches for these stems and finally, the best way to placed clusters of leaves that are all with regards to them. in accordance him, the 1st precept of a bamboo composition is, the 4 elements of the plant may be thought of within the following order: stem, knot, branches and leaves.