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Chinese Painters - Petrucci, Raphael
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Where our painters have chosen wood or canvas as a ground, the Chinese have employed silk or paper. While our art recognizes that drawing itself, quite apart from painting, is a sufficient objective, drawing and painting have always been closely intermingled in the Far East. While the mediums used in Europe for painting in color, distemper, tempera and oil, led to an exact study of form, the colors employed by the Orientals-at times brilliant, at times subdued with an almost studied restraint-preserved a singular fluidity ...