Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Chinese Calligraphy A Highly Sophisticated Fine Art An Important Carrier of Chinese Culture Yi-Zhi Huang ( ) Rutgers University April 2, 2014 Zimmerli.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "Chinese Calligraphy A Highly Sophisticated Fine Art An Important Carrier of Chinese Culture Yi-Zhi Huang ( ) Rutgers University April 2, 2014 Zimmerli."— Presentation transcript:

1 Chinese Calligraphy A Highly Sophisticated Fine Art An Important Carrier of Chinese Culture Yi-Zhi Huang ( ) Rutgers University April 2, 2014 Zimmerli Museum Rutgers University

2 Chinese Calligraphy as an Art A highly sophisticated fine art (not a folk art) An abstract art with a long tradition A large collections of classical art works Many years of technical training starting from a young age are necessary Need delicate tools and materials The standard for good art works are based on personal styles and influences on others

3 Chinese Calligraphy as a Carrier of Culture The basic education in China emphasizes music instrument ( ), go game ( ), calligraphy ( ) and painting ( ) An intellectual needs to be excellent in poetry ( ), calligraphy ( ) and painting ( ) The calligraphy work of a person often reflects his or her personality, education level and cultural background

4 Chinese Calligraphy as a Carrier of Culture Calligraphy was used as a criterion in the selection of officials in ancient China Chinese calligraphy also had a renaissance movement closely related to the changes in the society and the culture The western visual art has had much less influence on Chinese calligraphy than on Chinese painting

5 History and Different Scripts Oracle bone script ( ) : 1400 to 1000 BC Bronze script (, ) : 1300 to 200 BC Small seal script ( ) : 200 BC to 800 AD Clerical script ( ) : 400 BC to present Regular script ( ) : 200 AD to present Running script ( ) : 100 AD to present Cursive script ( ) : 200 AD to present

6 Oracle Bone Script ( ) Oracle turtle shell with oracle bone scripts Artist: Luo, Zheng-Yu ( )

7 Bronze Script (, ) Artist: Wu Chang-Shuo ( ) Stone drum with bronze scripts

8 Small Seal Script ( ) Artist: Li, Si ( ) Artist: Wang, Fu-An ( )

9 Clerical Script ( ) Yi Ying Stele ( ) from Han Dynasty Artist: Huang Bao-Yue ( )

10 Regular Script ( ) Artist: Yan, Zhen-Qing ( )Artist: Huang, Jian ( )

11 Running Script ( ) Artist: Wang, Xi-Zhi ( ) Artist: Shen, Yin-Mo ( )

12 Cursive Script ( ) Artist: Huai Su ( )Artist: Zhou, Zhi-Gao ( )

13 Poetry and Chinese Calligraphy Chinese poems written using Chinese calligraphy reveal their full beauty Chinese poems provide spiritual meanings to calligraphy works Many Chinese calligraphers are also poets In a calligraphy work with a poem as its content, the poem and the calligraphy are inseparable parts of the art work

14 Artist: Huang, Yi-Zhi ( ) Poet: Liu, Chang-Qinq ( ) Artist: Gao, Shi-Xiong ( ) Poet: Wu, Chang-Shuo ( )

15 Artist: Huang, Yi-Zhi ( ) Poet: Wang, Wei ( ) Artist: Shen, Pei-Fang ( ) Poet, Li, Bai ( )

16 Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Chinese painting and calligraphy have the same root Training in calligraphy is necessary for a Chinese painter Chinese paintings usually have calligraphy as a necessary part of the art work Techniques and styles in calligraphy revolutionized Chinese painting several times

17 Artist: Wu, Chang-Shuo ( )Artist: Huang, Bao-Yue ( )

18 Chinese Calligraphy, Classical Music and Mathematics Abstract but with a long tradition A lot of training is needed for someone who would like to be a calligrapher, a classical musician or a mathematician Experience and study are needed even for someone who just wants to appreciate them People can enjoy them individually but can still reach agreements on their beauty


Download ppt "Chinese Calligraphy A Highly Sophisticated Fine Art An Important Carrier of Chinese Culture Yi-Zhi Huang ( ) Rutgers University April 2, 2014 Zimmerli."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google