Tuesday, March 28, 2006

A Lot Like Japanese Brush Painting

There's an art form in Japan known as Sumi-e. It's a visual art that uses brushstrokes to capture the essence of a subject. The fewer brushstrokes used the better so they say for it is in this that the artist conveys his/her interpretation of the subject.

New Age piano is a lot like this. It doesn't go for a strict 4/4 time or try to tell the listener what to think or feel. Instead, it gently leads you on a journey! A profound and meaningful artform that is much needed in today's stressed out and overwhelmed society.

Sumi-e is a much loved art form in eastern countries. The less is more philosophy is not just preached but practiced in art and science. We can all learn from this beautiful and gentle approach to life.

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