Chinese Calligraphy (Introductions to Chinese Culture)

Chinese Calligraphy (Introductions to Chinese Culture)

Tingyou Chen

Language: English

Pages: 134

ISBN: 0521186455

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


The art of calligraphy is seen as the epitome of Chinese culture. Originating in the earliest abstract symbols carved on cave walls, animal bones and tortoise shells by the ancient Chinese people, over several thousand years calligraphy has become far more than a means of writing and recording events. This book provides an accessible, illustrated introduction to the history of calligraphy from the beginning of the Chinese written language, the methods and styles used by calligraphers through the ages, and the influence that calligraphy has had on modern art around the world.

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价/56.00元 Contents Contents 1 Calligraphy: A Cultural Treasure of China 13 Unique Chinese Characters 23 Oracle Bone Inscriptions and Inscriptions on Ancient Bronze Objects 31 Official Script and Later Scripts 37 Four Treasures of the Study 43 Beauty of Strokes 47 Beauty of Composition 53 Beauty of the Whole Work 59 Reflection of Excellent Skills Beyond the Work 65 Conveying the Emotions of the Author Chinese Calligraphy 71 Expressing Knowledge of the Author 75 Feelings, Dionysus and Cursive

of the calligrapher include the understanding of the significance of making calligraphic works beautiful and the ability to master calligraphic techniques. Such skills are gained by constant observation, practice, summarization and understanding by the calligrapher in his study and creation of calligraphic works. Of these, some are done consciously, while some are done unconsciously and understood later. Many excellent stories about famous calligraphers reflect the role of their skills in their

changes take place at the tip of the writing brush” and “rhythm is reflected on the paper ” to describe the momentum and rhythm of the handwriting. Rhythm and momentum exist together, are linked together and are the two sides of the same coin, with different designs. 85 Chinese Calligraphy Liu Xizai, a literature and art critic of the Qing Dynasty, spoke highly of the 86 beauty of rhythm and momentum of calligraphy. In his General Introduction to Literature and Art · General Introduction to

Dynasty (386-534) found in Henan and Shandong provinces. The tablet script belongs to the regular script genre, and most stone inscriptions were wri�en or carved by less-educated rural people. The pa�erns are crude, and some characters contain erroneous strokes. So for quite a long period of time, this script was ignored by calligraphers. But Kang thought that this script demonstrated the beauty of strength and strangeness. In the first chapter of his book, Kang explained the reasons for a change

association and its branches regularly sponsor calligraphic exhibitions, domestic and international academic symposiums and other activities. Remarkable progress has been achieved in the field of theory, too. Large amounts of relics connected with calligraphy have been discovered, such as inscriptions on tortoise shells, bamboo strips and silk fabrics. Many reference books and teaching materials have been published. Also, many calligraphic researchers have the chance to be enlightened by the new

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