Posts Tagged ‘書法’

KAI SHU 楷書 sample characters in Chinese calligraphy: 聖善傳

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

top chinese calligraphy Chinese calligraphy in Kai Shu: http://www.art-virtue.com/styles/kai/index.htm

聖 holy
善 goodness
傳 transmit

Practicing Kai Shu calligraphy is a preliminary step before learning other styles of Chinese calligraphy and Chinese painting.

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Chinese calligraphy lessons: 13. Paper

Saturday, July 21st, 2012

top chinese calligraphy I this lesson, I talk about paper.

The primary factor that influences writing is the writer. However, paper that is designed to be used in this context will make it easier.

Xuan (宣) paper is most popular, traditional, and prestigious. I recommend single-ply unsized or half sized xuan paper for both practice and presentation.

Tian Yunzhang’s paper comparison: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcDb3rex1A4

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WEI BEI 魏碑 Chinese calligraphy (General Introduction – Part 1)

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

top chinese calligraphy http://www.art-virtue.com/styles/kai/index.htm#5 魏碑 (“Wei Bei”), a subset of Chinese calligraphy Kai Shu styles, is generally regarded as one of the best art forms for training the technical requirements of different Chinese calligraphy styles and Chinese painting genres. The great 張大千 (Zhang Da-Chian / Pinyin: Zhang Daqian) was renowned for his Wei Bei style calligraphy and often inscribed his Chinese paintings with his own calligraphy.

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Mountain 山 in Chinese Calligraphy Styles

Monday, June 18th, 2012

top chinese calligraphy Evolution of Chinese calligraphy styles http://www.youtube.com/user/artvirtue?feature=mhum#g/c/9EBCD667B6B418BD

Different styles of Chinese calligraphy http://www.art-virtue.com/styles/

It’s not necessary for a Chinese calligraphy teacher / student and a Mandarin Chinese teacher/student to teach or learn various styles of Chinese calligraphy and 異體字 (variant Chinese characters) unless one is determined to master Chinese linguistics, calligraphy, sinology, seal carving, and/or etymology ( 文字學 ). Please understand that no one is able to memorize all those variant versions of Chinese characters in different calligraphy styles and this video only includes some portion of the different versions of a character and is not intended to confuse a beginner when learning Chinese. The different versions of characters and their brushstroke methods are usually good sources of learning Chinese history and calligraphy and their related subjects.

To search for a specific Chinese character, please use ” Free Chinese Calligraphy Dictionary from www.9610.com ”

山 mountain (Pinyin: shan1)
The styles included in this video are 大篆, 小篆, 隸書, 行草書, and 楷書 and are mostly arranged in chronological order.

Why do Chinese people call Chinese scripts “Chinese characters or Hanji” but not “Chinese symbols?” http://www.art-virtue.com/introduction/

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Chinese Calligraphy Scroll (High Definition) – Peace Love Joy 和平愛喜 with Signature

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

top chinese calligraphy Reissued in High Definition with additional part of adding recipient’s name and artist’s signature. Chinese Calligraphy Scroll “Peace Love Joy (和平愛喜)”

Writing “Peace Love Joy” in cursive and semi-cursive Chinese calligraphy for Katia from Russia during a Chinese music concert of Master Betty Zhang in McKinney Performing Arts Center in Texas. The writing was done on a pre-mounted blank scroll with printed dragons in light gold. Though the pre-mounted blank scroll can sometimes be wrinkled due to handling, the wrinkles can be removed with an iron. Like music performers trying to play correct notes, writing on a pre-mounted scroll can be risky since the Chinese ink cannot be changed. So I humbly asked the audience to understand and be as quiet as possible to avoid any distraction; otherwise, I lose the money and the scroll if a single stroke or any artistic detail has disappointed me.
First two characters ( 和平 ) mean peace; third ( 愛 ) love; last ( 喜 ) joy.
Picture: friends with the Mayor of City of McKinney, Texas.

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Chinese calligraphy lessons: 12. Brush pens

Monday, May 28th, 2012

top chinese calligraphy Here I talk about brush pens, their merits, and deficiencies compared to normal brushes. Brush pens are basically brushes with ink reservoirs and caps. The concept is good, but the execution is often bad. Brush pens’ writing quality is far below that of normal brushes. For now, students of calligraphy should still use normal brushes.

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Dictionary of Chinese calligraphy styles 書法字典 (Part 2)

Friday, May 25th, 2012

top chinese calligraphy Chinese dictionary of calligraphy characters in different styles compiled in one volume.

中國書法大字典
Part 1 – covers the general introduction with the index charts of Section Headers.
Part 2 – comparisons of original model books (steles) with dictionary.
Part 3 – comparisons of original model books (ink copies) with dictionary
Part 4 – cross referencing with other dictionaries in different styles and from different publishers
Part 5 – application in creating your styles

You may Google 書法字典 to look for free or electronic copies, or CD-ROM versions.

Related link: http://picasaweb.google.com/kakalela/PIcUi#5162266935170042994

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Li Shu 隸書 Chinese calligraphy sample lesson #2 (why prefer older rubbings?)

Saturday, May 19th, 2012

top chinese calligraphy Original rubbings ( 原拓 ) from steles of Chinese calligraphy models are always preferred by well-trained Chinese calligraphers and teachers. The shape, structure, spirits of each characters as well as nuances are well kept; however, due to aging and Acts of God, steles deteriorated over the years and the calligraphy needs to be deciphered, understood, and analyzed for practice or appreciation.

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Chinese calligraphy 書法

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

top chinese calligraphy Chinese calligraphy ( 書法 ), pronounced as “shu fa”, is a high art practiced and esteemed throughout Chinese history and in many Asian countries.
Chinese calligraphy is the cornerstone of Chinese brush painting. If one has good foundation in Chinese calligraphy, s/he will master Chinese brush painting faster and easier than those who practice Chinese painting without a foundation in Chinese calligraphy. Many Chinese painting techniques are derived from Chinese calligraphy strokes.

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Chinese Calligraphy 中國書法 Scroll “Peace Love Joy (和平愛喜)”

Monday, February 6th, 2012

top chinese calligraphy Writing “Peace Love Joy” in cursive and semi-cursive Chinese calligraphy for Katia from Russia during a Chinese music concert of Master Betty Zhang in McKinney Performing Arts Center in Texas. The writing was done on a pre-mounted blank scroll with printed dragons in light gold. Though the pre-mounted blank scroll can sometimes be wrinkled due to handling, the wrinkles can be removed with an iron. Like music performers trying to play correct notes, writing on a pre-mounted scroll can be risky since the Chinese ink cannot be changed. So I humbly asked the audience to understand and be as quiet as possible to avoid any distraction; otherwise, I lose the money and the scroll if a single stroke or any artistic detail has disappointed me.
First two characters ( 和平 ) mean peace; third ( 愛 ) love; last ( 喜 ) joy.
Picture: friends with the Mayor of City of McKinney, Texas.

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