The Art of Tao Painting

While looking for a background picture for my Google+ profile I came across a slick picture of a bird:
Tao Bird

The blog that was hosting the image led to me the artist J.D. Chou. I also learned that J.D. Chou founded “Tao Painting” in 1972. Before that there wasn’t a formally defined Taoist Painting style. Instead there were old school Chinese style paintings with Daoist themes (immortals, scholars and the like). I have wanted to start been secretly doing artistic grass script style Chinese calligraphy for a long time. Seeing his style inspired me to kick things up a notch and finally get a calligraphy set (instead of using pencil and paper).

If you’d like to read more about him and his style, check out the website taopaintingcenter.com. Here’s a video about him and his style:

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1 Response to The Art of Tao Painting

  1. Dome Woo says:

    Thank you for sharing this, Casey. šŸ™‚

    Those paintings are beautiful and I am absolutely impressed.

    Looking at them and hearing the music, gave me a sense of calmness. Balancing ones ying & yang is something that fascinates, since I do see the world in grey and not in black & white, good & evil – because there is even good in evil and evil in good!

    šŸ™‚

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