Chinese Calligraphy and Water Brush 教学计划

Introduction to Chinese Calligraphy and Water Painting

Chinese Brush Calligraphy and Painting are the art unique to Asian cultures. Shu (calligraphy), Hua (painting), Qin (a string musical instrument), and Qi (a strategic boardgame) are the four basic skills and disciplines of the Chinese literati.

Calligraphy:
The Chinese Brush Calligraphy is one of the traditional four arts which was once an important standard for the Chinese literati. Calligraphy(Shu Fa) is often thought to be most revealing of one's personality. Calligraphy is also considered as an active way of keeping one fit and health for the practice is either relaxing or self-entertaining.
By controlling the concentration of ink, the thickness and absorptive of the paper, and the flexibility of the brush, the artist is free to produce an infinite variety of styles and forms.
Brush calligraphy is not only loved and practiced by Chinese. Japanese and Koreans equally adore calligraphy as an important treasure of their heritage. Many Japanese schools still have the tradition of having a student contest of writing big characters during beginning of a new school year. There is a national award of Wang Xi Zhi (The most famous Chinese calligrapher in Jin dynasty) prize for the best calligraphy artist. The office of Okinawa governor still displays a large screen of Chinese calligraphy as a dominating decor in Japan. The government officials were required to excel in calligraphy in Korean.
In the West, Picasso and Matisse are two artists who openly declared the influence by Chinese calligraphy on their works.

Class Material include Brush; Xuan Paper or silk by ink and color; Xuan paper (宣纸) including unprocessed,
processed and half processed, suitable for conveying the artistic expression of both calligraphy and painting.
Black Ink, Ink Stone.

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