Ink Wash Painting

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Ink and wash painting are loosely termed watercolour or brush painting, and also known as “literati painting”, as it was one of the “Four Arts” of the Chinese Scholar-official class. This style is also referred to as freehand style.

Painting involves essentially the same techniques as calligraphy and is done with a brush dipped in black ink or coloured pigments.

As with calligraphy, the most popular materials on which paintings are made with paper and silk.