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Chinese Calligraphy by Chen Tingyou

By Chen Tingyou

Via 18 chapters and 60,000 chinese language characters, chinese language Calligraphy supplies info on themes of calligraphy resembling its heritage and evolution, the calligraphic strokes for characters, and biographies of renowned calligraphy artists. There also are instructions on primary calligraphy abilities. With colour and b&w photographs.

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96) and Mid-Autumn scroll by Wang Xianzhi (p. 55), it was listed as one of the three rare calligraphic models kept in the Sanxi Room by the Qing Emperor Qianlong. Chinese Calligraphy downward stroke on bamboo or wooden strips. So they 36 adopted some strokes from the cursive hand, to develop the formal hand. Initiated in the Han Dynasty, the formal hand came to be commonly used in the early Tang Dynasty (618-907). It became a new basic calligraphic style of the third generation used for the following 1,300 years.

55), it was listed as one of the three rare calligraphic models kept in the Sanxi Room by the Qing Emperor Qianlong. Chinese Calligraphy downward stroke on bamboo or wooden strips. So they 36 adopted some strokes from the cursive hand, to develop the formal hand. Initiated in the Han Dynasty, the formal hand came to be commonly used in the early Tang Dynasty (618-907). It became a new basic calligraphic style of the third generation used for the following 1,300 years. From the official and other new styles mentioned above, some other styles were developed, such as the runningcursive hand, the formal-running hand and the wild cursive hand.

But in cursive or running hand, the brush moves more quickly, and it only takes several seconds to finish a character. Second, unstable and inconsistent space can be caused by the slanting of the character. In the rigorous official hand, some people make the characters straight and graceful, while others make them slanting, and the strokes are of different lengths in order to display their vigor, vividness and rhythm. In running, cursive or wild cursive hand, this is out of the question. Prose on the Goddess of the Luo River, written by Zhu Yunming (1460-1526) of the Ming Dynasty, demonstrates the coherent and dynamic strokes The character 花 (flower).

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