[Reading] ➷ Sea of Ink By Richard Weihe – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk

Sea of Ink Reading Sea Of Ink Author Richard Weihe Vinoschilenos.eu Sea Of Ink, Published In Switzerland In 2005, Won The Prix Des Audituers De La Radio Suisse Romande.A Beautiful Novella In 50 Short Chapters And 10 Pictures About The Life Of Bada Shanren, The Most Influential Chinese Painter Of All Times In 1626, Bada Shanren Is Born Into The Chinese Royal Family When The Old Ming Dynasty Crumbles, He Becomes An Artist, Committed To Capturing The Essence Of Nature With A Single Brushstroke Then The Rulers Of The New Qing Dynasty Discover His Identity And Bada Must Feign Madness To Escape.

10 thoughts on “Sea of Ink

  1. says:

    These exquisite brief chapters have used the ink of words to describe the sea of ink that was the life of the Chinese painter Bada Shanren They are delicate brush strokes that convey the movement of a life t...

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    This little book is about a 17th century prince who becomes a monk, and then a painter and calligrapher It s a series of cameos about the artist Bada Shanren flitting from one era of his life to the next Events fly past with an amorphous stamping of a moment in time not unlike the infinitely delicate paintings which are illustrated and described in this beautiful book The book flits though Shanren s life He often changes his name Zhu Da, Chunanqu, Xuege, Geshan, and finally Bada Shanr This little book is about a 17th century prince who becomes a monk, and then a painter and calligrapher It s a series of cameos about the artist Bada Shanren flitting from one era of his life to the next Events fly past with an amorphous stamping of a moment in time not unlike the infinitely delicate paintings which are illustrated and described in this beautiful book The book flits though Shanren s life He often changes his name Zhu Da, Chunanqu, Xuege, Geshan, and finally Bada Shanre...

  3. says:

    In this small book Sea Of Ink Richard Weihe portrays the painter and calligrapher Bada Shanren, a prince of the Chinese Ming Dynasty in the 17th century As a series of sketches in black ink and in brief chapters Weihe outlines the steps in the life of a man who was a prince with a promised bright future, a fugitive, a Buddhist monk and founder of a monastery, a vagabond and considered mad A man who takes during his lifetime many different names in a long spiritual quest materialized by his i In this small book Sea Of Ink Richard Weihe portr...

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    An historical novel and poetic meditation by a German writer concerning the life of a seventeenth century Chinese artist and calligrapher This layering of time, identity and culture is an echo of the hero s life, which, shaped by the upheavals of that period in Chinese history, finds him, as a member of a violently deposed ruling clan, fleeing his home, losing his family and entering a long period of monastic exile, during which he is tutored in the spiritual mysteries of applying ink to paper An historical novel and poetic meditation by a German writer concerning the life of a seventeenth century Chinese artist and calligrapher This layering of time, identity and culture is an echo of the hero s life, which, shaped by the upheavals of that period in Chinese history, finds him, as a member of a violently deposed ruling clan, fleeing his home, losing his family and entering a long period of monastic exile, during which he is tutored in the spiritual mysteries of applying ink to paper and adopts a succession of different names as his self perception develops The effect is somewhat like a Chinese Russian doll, with ide...

  5. says:

    The fictionalized biography of a 17th Century Chinese painter, this is a gorgeous book, lush and sparse at once What I enjoyed most was the tightening scope of the novel it begins with the broad sweep of history and large political changes occurring in China through war and invasion, but moves ever inward from there As the painter protagonist Shanren Badu strips awayandhis external life to focus on his art and the perfection of his inked lines, the novel becomes equally focused an The fictionalized biography of a 17th Century Chinese painter, this is a gorgeous book, lush and sparse at once What I enjoyed most was the tightening scope of the novel it begins with the broad sweep ...

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    More of a meditation on how to find the Way, Tao, but also a description of any artist s quest for perfection, that yearning to express the inexpressible, to pin down nature and reality but also one s soul Also an interesting portrayal of a troubled p...

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    Peirene Press Two hour books to be devoured in a single sitting Literary cinema for those fatigued by film.

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    The book was not entirely terrible and was it not for the pictures, I might have awarded it up to two starsUnfortunately, I believe literature and paintings to be two very different kinds of art and it is not a simple task to combine these two well I understand the sentiment to include them in the book, but in attempting this, the book was simply failing so hard that I felt not only distraught, but outright ...

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    Fifty one short chapters make up Richard Weihe s Sea of Ink, translated from the German by Jamie Bulloch The novella, complete with many wonderful pictures, portrays the life of Bada Shanren, one of the most influential Chinese painters of all times.The book sets out the tumultuous history of the period in the first chapters, using succinct sentences to present all of the relevant information without overwhelming the reader It begins in the summer of 1644, a time in which the Manchus brough Fifty one short chapters make up Richard Weihe s Sea of Ink, translated from the German by Jamie Bulloch The novella, complete with many wonderful pictures, portrays the life of Bada Shanren, one of the most influential Chinese painters of all times.The book sets out the tumultuous history of the period in the first chapters, using succinct sentences to present all of the relevant information without overwhelming the reader It begins in the summer of 1644, a time in which the Manchus brought the three hundred year reign of the Ming dynasty to an end and proclaimed the dawn of a new era.The story which Weihe has fashioned follows Zhu Da, the Prince of Yiyang, the seventeenth son of the founder of the Ming dynasty After several transformations, Zhu Da becomes Bada Shanren, the painter who is committed to capturing the essence of nature ...

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    I ve been meaning to read one of Peirene Press s books since they first landed on Scribd a couple months ago They re a wonderful house a small, independent publisher dedicated to translating short works of excellent European fiction into English And the covers I want to frame them all I settled on Sea of Ink because its title is nearly as beautiful and evocative as the cover it graces.This quiet, lovely, novella cum biography of Bada Shanren, the eminent Chinese painter born in the 17th c I ve been meaning to read one of Peirene Press s books since they first landed on Scribd a couple months ago They re a wonderful house a small, independent publisher dedicated to translating short works of excellent E...

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