what is shodo?

WHAT IS SHODŌ? On a white sheet of rice paper a brush distributes black ink ... Dark lines – soft, sinuous, decisive, vital, biting – seem to settle on the empty page, at random ... To the more discerning eye, however, an order in the composition is at once apparent; relationships emerge, harmonious and discordant, between the filled and empty spaces; a rhythm can be glimpsed, a fluency of movement, whose intensity varies. Yet something else is also apparent: what ...Read More

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