American Zen painter holds workshop at LACMA

LACMA Zen painting workshopLos Angeles County Museum of Art’s Pavilion for Japanese Art held “Discover Zen Painting” workshop on June 5, at 1:00 and 3:00 pm at the studio inside the Japanese Pavilion.

This hour-long, hands-on workshop was taught by artist Michael Hofmann, who has spent most of the last thirty-five years as a painter based in Kyoto. Hofmann were studying sumi-e painting under the master painter and Zen priest Jikihara Gyokusei.

Using traditional Japanese brushes, ink, and paper, Hofmann showed how to create a Zen painting of Daruma, the first Zen patriarch.

LACMA Zen painting workshopThis workshop was held in conjunction with the exhibition The Sound of One Hand: Paintings and Calligraphy by Zen Master Hakuin at Pavilion for Japanese Art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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