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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2006 3:38 am    Post subject: Nihonga Reply with quote
What is NIHONGA......?

‘Nihon’ (Japan) and ‘ga’ (painting)made out of two words ‘Nihonga’ meaning painting in Japanese style. Its origin can be traced back to a thousand years ago, though the name Nihonga was given in the Meiji era (1868-1912) in order to distinguish it from other art forms.

Japanese artists are working in many styles of painting like the Ukiyo-e (wood block painting) and screen painting, among others. The most traditional mediums of Sumi-e known as Indian ink painting and Nihonga -the rock pigment painting on hand-made `washi’ paper are today the most popular mediums amongst the famous Japanese contemporary artists.

Nihonga involves the use of ‘iwa-enogu’ (rock pigments). These pigments are derived from natural minerals, shells, corals, and even semi-precious stones like the garnets and pearls. Powders are ground up to 10 gradations from fine to sand grain textures. The finer the powder, the lighter the colour. The use of sumi and ‘gofun’ and these powders with ‘nikawa’ (glue) and water, applied by brush on washi paper is Nihonga. 1500 basic colors can be mixed and layered when creating a painting. The beauty lies in its natural matt finish and the brilliance of pigments.
http://www.madhujain.com/aboutnihonga.htm
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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2006 3:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Traditional Nihonga





Modern Nihonga


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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2006 5:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2006 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2006 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
"More than meets the eye" indeed...
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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2006 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
It'd be a great tattoo for the next generation yakuza...

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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2006 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Tenmyouya is my favorite artist.

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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2006 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Now *that* is just too cool for words. Does he have a website?


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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2006 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
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"More than meets the eye" indeed...

Does that make me a nerd by the first thought in my mind was to correct you? Just Kidding Its Gundam not a transformer. Im sure you know but wow... Instinct kicked right in.
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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2006 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Metsuke wrote:
ltdomer98 wrote:
"More than meets the eye" indeed...

Does that make me a nerd by the first thought in my mind was to correct you? Just Kidding Its Gundam not a transformer. Im sure you know but wow... Instinct kicked right in.


yeah... it does- but it's ok, I was just about to correct him too. ~_^
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
The Gundam Nihonga "RX-78-2 Kabuki-mono 2005 Version" was sold in US$650000 in Hong Kong.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Another modern Nihonga artist I like, Yamaguchi Akira.
He transformed traditional Byobu-e style into modern age.
http://mizuma-art.co.jp/artist/0250/

http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=L6VE_c5bXl0
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