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An Introduction to Chinese Brush Painting
An Introduction to Chinese Brush Painting
Actor: Jane Evans
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Documentary
NR     2006     1hr 30min

This DVD is intended to give the aspiring artist a flavor of the exciting possibilities offered by Chinese Brush Painting. In Part One, after a stimulating introduction to the subject and a demonstration of the necessary ...  more »


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Actor: Jane Evans
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Art & Artists, Home & Garden, Educational, Documentary
Studio: Kultur Video
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 02/28/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 9
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

Movie Reviews

Chinese Brush painting DVD
B. Canning | 08/08/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is the best DVD I've seen on Chinese Brush Painting. Just don't be frightened by Jane's discussion of Chinese and Japanese paint. Nice stuff to know, but ordinary watercolor paint works fine."
Selling damaged DVD
C. Graham | 12/22/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)

"The overall DVD is very informative however the chapter on bamboo painting ( why I bought the DVD) which the narrator says is the most important part of Chinese brush painting is a dark spot with the text "Damaged Tape" and they skip the whole chapter. Don't sell damaged goods or fix it or give a warning that it is not a complete DVD."
Brush Painter
Mrs. N. Sanders | USA & Beijing | 09/03/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Jane Evan's DVD on An Introduction to Chinese Brush Painting does not do justice to her skills as a teacher. The movie is amateurishly produced and the limited angles prevent viewing the way she loads her brush. It is not organized step by step as she moves from one topic to the next, she mumbles into her work, instead of speaking up into the camera and the strokes are too quickly executed without adequate explanation. More explanations on how to move the brush, the direction of the strokes and how to load the ink or color on the brush are required.This is not a movie for beginners.

The Dancing Brush"
M. Compton Sally | 04/28/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This combined with the book to me are perfect to get going with chinese painting. My big groan about the disc is that you cannot play it on the computor, it has to be seen on the TV, ie disturbing the whole household just when everyone wants to be quiet. Other painting tapes can be played on the computor which is indeed a great joy and one watches them a lot. I am now stuck half way with this disc waiting for an opportunity to play it when noone else is around, probably will wait until next winter. But it is proper brush painting and not filling in outlines, thus tremendously exciting in my opinion."