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Clouds of Ink, Pools of Colour

Paintings by Hou Beiren

California-based painter Hou Beiren has put his own vibrant spin on the painting tradition of splashed-ink landscapes. Inspired by his friend Zhang Daqian, who revived splashed-ink painting in the 1950s and 1960s, Hou has explored those techniques over the past four decades, using them to create fluid and sensuous visions of colorful mountains. Clouds of Ink, Pools of Colour presents lush, full-color reproductions of Hou’s vivid paintings while also addressing his background in government and the ways in which artists can creatively apply traditional painting methods to develop a unique personal style and beautiful artwork.

84 pages | 40 color plates | 9 x 10 1/2

Art: Art--Biography, Middle Eastern, African, and Asian Art

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