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Wizards of ink: 王羲之 (Wáng Xīzhī, 303 – 361), Part III.

By Ponte Ryūrui / 16/01/2012 /

As Wang Xizhi wrote in his Preface, the weather on that day was gorgeous, with mild wind and sunny skies.

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The Sun of Vast Skies – a calligraphy seal. Part II

By Ponte Ryūrui / 09/01/2012 /

The art of seal pressing is a vital part of both calligraphy and ink-painting. Without knowledge of how and what kind of seal to press, one can never be

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40th Anniversary Exhibition of All Japan Calligraphy Art and Literature Association, Part I.

By Ponte Ryūrui / 08/01/2012 /

All Japan Calligraphy Art and Literature Association (全日本書芸文化院, ぜんにほんしょげいぶんかいん, Zen Nihon Shogei Bunkain) was formed 61 years ago by Masters of the

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Blessings of the Dragon Gods

By Ponte Ryūrui / 02/01/2012 /

Dragons in Far Eastern mythology are benevolent creatures; bearers of wisdom, power, and positive energy. Together with a phoenix, dragon’s Yin counterpart

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Rinsho – the magical ink time machine. Part II

By Ponte Ryūrui / 29/12/2011 /

Before writing rinsho, I always try to obtain the printout of the entire work (both in colour [if available] and ink rubbing [拓本, たくほん, takuhon]). Naturally, sometimes it

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The Sun of Vast Skies – a calligraphy seal. Part I

By Ponte Ryūrui / 26/12/2011 /

Seal placement and the quality of the seal impression, so called “seal shadow” (印影, いんえい, in-ei), are crucial and require focus and good sense of

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Rinsho – The Magical Ink Time Machine. Part I

By Ponte Ryūrui / 19/12/2011 /

Completely immersed in studying rinsho. It is a great sensation, like entering a deep surreal dream or a plane in another dimension, far from this world and

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Searching for a Soul Mate – choosing a calligraphy brush. Part II

By Ponte Ryūrui / 14/12/2011 /

As with everything in life, one’s first impression is crucial. You will spend hours working together with a brush that you choose, so make sure you enjoy its

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Searching for a Soul Mate – choosing a calligraphy brush. Part I

By Ponte Ryūrui / 09/12/2011 /

A calligraphy brush is not simply a tool used for writing. It is a warp gate to freedom of mind, a storyteller of artist soul’s secrets, a mysterious

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Wizards of ink: 王羲之 (Wáng Xīzhī, 303 – 361). Part II

By Ponte Ryūrui / 06/12/2011 /

Wáng Xīzhī, like many calligraphers, was absent minded, and when completely immersed in his studies, he tended to forget himself. One day, he left his

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