Calligraphy

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Shadow Photography and Calligraphy

By Ikuko Fujisawa / 02/12/2013 /

いつからだろう、影を見つめるようになったのは?書と墨の色に魅了され、日本を愛していた私が、南半球の国、オーストラリアに移住したのは20数年前。

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What Calligraphy Teachers Never Told You About The Nitten

By Rona Conti / 04/11/2013 /

Is scandal possible in the world of Japanese calligraphy? The Nitten, the largest annual fine arts exhibition in Japan and currently attended by about 175,000 visitors, has admitted to rigging exhibition results for the screening of the 2009 section “seal engraving” within the calligraphy section of the exhibition for that year. Further research resulted in…

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The Insider's Guide to Arabic Calligraphy

By Kareem Ayoub / 24/10/2013 /

AraCal (AraCal.com) is a project aimed at the thorough preservation of Arabic calligraphy as it has evolved since its inception. Naturally, though, a project of this nature does not simply address literal changes in character strokes, proportions, and angles. Rather, AraCal is an exploration of these fluid scripts as they were handled, molded, and stretched…

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Review of Snoopy Japanesque

By Julia Kimura / 01/10/2013 /

When I decided to come to Japan for a year (18 years ago), I had no idea how much this country suits my personality. However, it did not take me long to notice how important cuteness is in Japanese culture. So I can easily see why Snoopy is so well-loved here. The Snoopy Japanesque exhibit…

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How Selling Calligraphy Can Get You to Your Heart’s Desire

By Dave Gosine / 19/09/2013 /

Like most artists we have to pay for life’s running cost, so we have a full-time or part-time job. Not saying a day job is bad, but wouldn’t you be happier creating Calligraphy, sumi-e or anything else you love and get paid to do it? Hopefully these tips will provide you with some ideas on…

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SNOOPY JAPANESQUE

By Dave Gosine / 09/09/2013 /

What do Peanuts and Snoopy have to do with Japanese calligraphy? Quite a lot it seems. Best Friends Snoopy and Charlie Brown and the spirit of Charles Schulz and artist Yoshiteru Otani can all be found in one delightful exhibition. SNOOPY JAPANESQUE traveled from Ginza to the Hankyu Umeda head offices in Osaka and can…

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Shodo is not about your Accomplishments with a Brush

By Steve Weiss / 21/05/2013 /

My introduction into shodo is perhaps somewhat different than many others. My journey began back in the late 1960s as a student of budō (武道). After studying

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The gentle brush strokes of Urban Calligraphy

By Dave Gosine / 03/04/2013 /

Simon Silaidis urban calligraphy leads him through inner peace and serenity to the path of wisdom.

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Calligraphy exhibition to raise funds for four independent Chinese schools

By Beyond Calligraphy / 02/02/2013 /

The Lion-Parkson Foundation organised a Chinese New Year Calligraphy Exhibition-cum-charity sale recently to raise funds to help needy students in Chinese schools.

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Huang Yao ’s unique Chinese calligraphy – Chuyun Shu (or Rising Cloud Writing) – Part 2

By Huang Yao / 02/02/2013 /

Huang Yao’s early Chuyun Shu had a naïve childlike look, but with practice his writing became more “mature” in the early 1950s as in Figure.4, and finally in the late 1970s

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