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Beauty of the Whole Work

Calligraphy critics always comment on the whole work before studying its parts in detail. The critic moves from the whole work to the details, and then from the details to the whole work again. Beauty of the Whole Work The most important thing concerning the composition of a calligraphic work … Continue Reading →


Reflection of Excellent Skills Beyond the Work

As the standards for assessing calligraphic works are strict, people find calligraphy easy to learn but difficult to master. Beginners should practice following model books, which can be obtained in any bookstore. But you should select one according to your own interests. You should follow the models closely. This is … Continue Reading →


Feelings, Dionysus and Cursive Style

Human beings have all kinds of emotions, including happiness, hatred, grief, desire, love, disgust and fear. The brief emotions such as joy, fury and extreme grief are called passions, while the sustained emotions such as happiness, sorrow, hatred, boredom, admiration and restraint are moods. Both passions and moods affect calligraphic … Continue Reading →


Calligraphy and the Traditional Chinese Cultural Mindset

There exist connections between calligraphy and the traditional cultural mindset of the Chinese people.Calligraphy is an elegant art, with a history of several thousand years, and fully displays the cultural mindset of the Chinese people. Such a cultural mindset is rooted in classical philosophical thinking. It can be dated back … Continue Reading →


Three Masters Focusing on Temperament and Taste

There were three calligraphy masters from the Song Dynasty: Su Shi, Huang Tingjian and Mi Fu, not because they were active in the latter half of the 11th century, and not because they were friends, but because they developed spontaneously a style focusing on the expression of emotion and feelings. … Continue Reading →


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