Gustavo Miranda Olympia Heights Elementary Miami, FL. Sumi-e The Art of Asian Ink Painting. Origins. Sumi-e is Japanese for “ink picture” Started in China 200 – 300 AD Originated from calligraphy 13 th century traveled with Zen monks to Japan and Korea
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, and Mary Cassatt
“One must be the rose, to paint the rose”
The bamboo (take)represents summer season. The bamboo symbolizes vitality, enduring strength, integrity. The bamboo has straight, high towering up branches, its evergreen leaves and its amazing flexibility.
The orchid (ran) represents spring. The graceful wild orchid corresponds with the Eastern ideal picture of a woman. The orchid symbolizes elegance and simplicity.
The plum (ume)represents winter. The plum symbolizes "a man with great character", an active, positively turned towards life, elderly person.Fragile flowers appear in springtime on its knobby, twisted branches.
The chrysanthemum (kiku) represents autumn. The chrysanthemum exemplifies admirable qualities. Until today the Chrysanthemum is the royal symbol of the Japanese emperor-house.