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By Chen Tingyou

Via 18 chapters and 60,000 chinese language characters, chinese language Calligraphy supplies information on issues of calligraphy corresponding to its heritage and evolution, the calligraphic strokes for characters, and biographies of trendy calligraphy artists. There also are instructions on primary calligraphy talents. 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.

His calligraphic works are powerful and vigorous, and appreciated as models of the lesser-seal hand. A famous example of Li Si’s calligraphy can be found in Andai Temple at the foot Sword of Prince Wu of the Spring and Autumn Period. 29 Chinese Calligraphy 30 Rubbing tools on a rubbing of a calligraphic work, which demonstrates characters in white against a black background. of Taishan Mountain in Shandong Province. Originally, there were more than 200 characters inscribed on a tablet erected at the top of the mountain, but only nine can be read today.

While writing characters with a brush, the brush should be held vertically at 90 degrees to the paper’s surface. Comparing characters written with a brush and those written with a pen, the strokes of characters written with the latter are all more or less the same thickness. But the dots and strokes of characters written with a writing brush illustrate different thicknesses, express dark or light black ink, and the speed of the movement of the brush. Also, all the dots and strokes of each character are finished in order, and they cannot be revised.

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