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18 January 2011
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Zhu Shenghi, a talented artist from China’s Shaanxi Province, has developed a unique way of painting on water. Using a fine tool and naphta, he paints all kinds of detailed shapes on the surface of the water, but water isn’t actually the real canvas. After he’s finished the design, Zhu places a piece of paper that absorbs the paint from the surface of the water, thus becoming a regular painting without having been touched by any painting utensils. It is known that this art is apparently been around since the 15th century, and used in East Asia and the Islamic World. It might not be as modern as other painting techniques, but it’s still pretty fascinating.

Fascinating Water Painting Technique

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