What is the art of Sumi-e painting?

Sumi-e is a Japanese painting art made with ink. Preparation of the ink, the placement of the paper and materials, the way the brush is held until the ritual, the painter’s work; provides a reflection of the concepts of balance, discipline and aesthetics. Philosophy; contrast and harmony. Describes the beauty and elegance of simplicity. The dynamic two opposing powers of the universe show the perfectly balanced interaction of light and shadow.

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