Chinese culure 之 Calligraphy

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Chinese culture 之 Calligraphy

Calligraphy is an art dating back to the earliest day of history, and widely practiced throughout China to this day. Although it uses Chinese words as its vehicle of expression, one does not have to know Chinese to appreciate its beauty. Because in essence, Calligraphy is an abstract art. While viewing a Western abstract painting, one does not ask, "What is it?" When viewing Chinese calligraphy, one need not ask, "What is the Chinese word?"

In this thread, we selected single words from the works of many master calligraphers from the past to illustrate the astounding beauty of the art. Like all art, it is best to simply look at them for enjoyment. Do not be sidetracked with questions of theory, technique, etc. Do not worry about "What is it?"






 

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pre-Qin dynasty(from #2 to #6)

carapace-bone-script (甲骨文 )






inscription recorded on the surface of tripod or other bronze products or jade(钟鼎器皿上的铭文)







 

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pre-Qin dynasty

Because most readers here are foreigners,so I just give brief descriptions of the culture relics,so as to give you a general impression,and if you know what Chinese Calligraphy in your heart in your heart,and if you can distinguish Chinese culture from other culture,then my efforts are not in vain.
 

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words written with china ink(墨迹)
when Chinese haven't invented paper,acient chinese written articles and record history on dried bamboo(inscribed bamboo-slips)






 

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The Chinese (Mandarin?) script seems incredibly difficult to master. Every letter seems to be like a complicated symbol compared to the English alphabet. Quite like Indian languages......
 

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u even mention song hui zong ,hahaha
why can't ,song hui zong (赵佶) is the emperor of song dynasty,but I just use his Calligraphy to let people have a general impression of Chinese Calligraphy art, isn't he a great artist in China.
 

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The Chinese (Mandarin?) script seems incredibly difficult to master. Every letter seems to be like a complicated symbol compared to the English alphabet. Quite like Indian languages......
Maybe,and as a foreigner it maybe even harder,but to Chinese ,we grow up in such atmosphere,and the Chinese culture has already been in our genes,blowing in our blood.
If you want to learn it,come on,it is very interesting ,and you can benefit a lot from them.

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Han dynasty

Pay attention!

The art of Calligraphy came to a new age since the paper was created in Han dynasty.

More details will be given .now just tell you some great calligraphy masters whose works were highly esteemed by people for thousands of years.
 

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金石篇(recorded on iron ,bronze or stone)





白石神君碑



(篆书)






(隶书)

(“甲天下”)

 

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(“汉并天下”瓦当)[]



(“永受嘉福”)

(“维天降灵”)


(夏阳扶荔宫砖文)
 

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Guys, please give the English translation. We are also keen to learn about Chinese arts and traditions.

Thanks!
 

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man ,its too diffculte to trans them,my faimly live on tis stuff,but even my father didnt know all of them ,yang may feel so hard to trans them ,just like we chinese try to learn Sanskrit
 

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汉墨迹(written with Chinese ink)

汉代的书法有两大系统,一是碑刻文字,一是简牍墨迹,它们都是在纸未发明以前或未大量使用以前的书籍文献。
(the art of Calligraphy in han dynasty can divided into two categories,one is stone inscription ,the other is bamboo slips or tablets ,they all documents before paper was invented or be widely used)








(汉代篆书墨迹)


(《甘谷汉简》笔画飘逸秀丽,摇曳多姿,近似《曹全碑》的风格)



(this is written on silk product called 帛书)

 

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