By Chen Tingyou

ISBN-10: 7508503228

ISBN-13: 9787508503226

Via 18 chapters and 60,000 chinese language characters, chinese language Calligraphy offers information on subject matters of calligraphy corresponding to its heritage and evolution, the calligraphic strokes for characters, and biographies of sought after calligraphy artists. There also are instructions on primary calligraphy abilities. With colour and b&w photographs.

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In addition, calligraphy imparts an aesthetic satisfaction which is be�er than physiological well-being, which comes from your free creative activities. People love creation. I remember the feelings I had when I began to learn to use the writing brush for the first time in my childhood. As well as inspecting carved inscriptions and visiting calligraphy exhibitions, the calligrapher should also acquire other knowledge in order to improve his artistic level and creativity. Ancient calligraphers and painting masters urged artists to visit famous mountains and rivers, observe natural scenery and improve their social knowledge in order to increase their sensitivity as regards the beauty of the world and nature.

Four treasures of the study. C. tomb of the 38 State of Chu in 1958. A large number of inscriptions on bamboo strips were unearthed at the same time. In the fourth century, the skill of brush making saw great progress. The Chinese writing brush became more suitable for calligraphers to bring their skill into full play. It had four features, summed up as follows: First, the tip of the brush could display the delicate changes of strokes. Second, its smooth end hair could make writing vigorous while it spread across the paper.

A�er the Jin Dynasty, calligraphic works always carried the names and seals of their executors. In the Song Dynasty, calligraphers started to add other tokens indicating their aesthetic mood, aspiration and interest. The collectors of a work by a famous calligrapher would put their seals on the work too. Sometimes a famous calligraphic work has passed through the hands of dozens of collectors. I once saw one work with more than 60 collectors' seals and signatures. The black characters and the red seals really bejeweled the work.

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