In conjunction to the Chinese New Year, we’re here to present the showcase of Chinese Calligraphy to spice up the great event. Chinese calligraphy is sententious and unique to Chinese Cultures. It has more than 5000 years of history, and indisputably, it is the combination of Chinese’s wisdom and culture.
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The Chinese Calligraphy distinguished itself from other form of art with its unique emphasized stroke, which is also charged by the calligrapher’s personality and aesthetic feeling. By observing the calligraphy, however, you can enter the spiritual world of calligrapher and experience the dynamic emotion of it. In short, the Chinese calligraphy comprises the medium to convey the calligrapher’s message to the reader.
Four Treasures of the Study
Good tools are prerequisite and indispensable to produce a finest art piece. Same thing applied. The four treasures of the study are the 4 essential tools required to write Chinese Calligraphy, and it comprises of ink stick, paper, ink slab, and writing brush. Before we show you the magnificent pieces of Chinese Calligraphy, it’s good to take a quick glance at the four treasures, so that you can really appreciate the beauty of the art piece at latter part.
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Showcase of Chinese Calligraphy
It’s no exaggeration to say Chinese Calligraphy is one the most beautiful art in the world. We glad to see this art is not only limited to Chinese society but spreading to worldwide. May you enjoy:
Comfortable Life – A comfortable life in ensured by the comfort of having a wife inside the house.
A Thousands Cup of Wine is not Enough – Phrase is taken from Chinese novel “Dragon Biography”, and the tittle explains the relationship between bosom friends.
Truth, Perfection and Beauty – This describes three principles of life. The pursuit of science is truth. The pursuit of philosophy is perfection. The pursuit of arts is beauty.
Heaven Constantly on the Move – “As the universe changes, the righteous man changes for the better and improves his life.”
Martial Power – Martial power, both mentally and physically.
Ai – It means ‘Love’.
On – Sound.
Mamoru. – Protect, Guard.
Fuku – Fortune. Wealth. Luck.
Evolution of Characters – The sky was black and earth yellow; space and time vast, limitless.
Dragon – In Chinese, it is pronounced as ‘Long’, whereas in Japanese, it is pronounced as ‘Ryuu’.
Dragon – Legendary creatures in Chinese mythology.
In Chinese 2012 is the year of dragon, and traditionally, dragon symbolizes power, strength, and luck. We hope you did have fun with the calligraphy, and we would like to take this opportunity to wish every happy Chinese New Year. ‘Gong Xi Fa Cai’.
If you would like to share any Chinese Calligraphy, please let us know at the comments, and we’ll update the list at anytime.