of Chinese Calligraphy
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is written art. Each dot and stroke can be made, through the
rich flexibility of the writing brush, to yield a host of variations
in degree of squareness, roundedness, lightness, heaviness,
thickness or thinness. When these dots and strokes are combined
into individual characters, the characters into columns and
the columns into a complete piece of calligraphy, they form
a complex and abstract visual image. A good calligraphic work
is like a living, breathing body, it has blood, flesh, muscle,
bone and spirit.
Evolution of Chinese Calligraphy
and falling with the aesthetic tastes of emperors, the scholarly
elite and the common people, the great flood tide of Chinese
calligraphy has continued to evolve over the centuries.
the Footsteps of the Great Calligraphers
Pursuing a career in calligraphy was a risky business in the
service of art. How were Su Donpo's fortunes as an official
associated with his calligraphy?
To what extent was Zhao Mengfu's calligraphy influenced by his
imperial blood? Let's find out right here.
Beauty of Chinese Calligraphy
A good calligraphic work breathes like a living thing.
Along with blood, flesh, muscles and bones it has spirit and
emotion as well.
Fresh and lively concepts offer a new perspective on these historical
artifacts, providing you with a fresh model for contemplating
the glories of imperial China.
During its long history Chinese calligraphy evolved many varieties
of script, each with a style of its own: solemn seal script,
sedate clerical script, decorous standard script, graceful running
script and carefree grass script.