Chinese Calligraphy

Figure 1 日 (hi, sun), oracle bone script, from c.a. 1600 B.C.

Far Eastern Calligraphy – is it written or drawn?

By Ponte Ryūrui / 24/06/2011 /

Chinese and Japanese calligraphy is created with a brush, on a white sheet of paper that could be seen as a canvas. In opposition to the Western calligraphy, Far Eastern calligraphy is not a craft, but an art.

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How to understand Far Eastern Calligraphy? (Part Two)

By Ponte Ryūrui / 18/06/2011 /

What all the calligraphy styles and schools set in various cultural realities have in common? How do we “read” the calligraphy? How do we relate to that black maze of undecipherable lines, and how can we hear what the ink is whispering to

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How to understand Far Eastern Calligraphy? (Part One)

By Ponte Ryūrui / 14/06/2011 /

Before we venture into the abyssal realm of Chinese and Japanese calligraphy, we need to ask ourselves a question: what does “calligraphy” really mean? Word “calligraphy” has Greek etymology, and it derives

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Ginza, Tokyo - Seal Carving Exhibition - April 2011

Seal Carving Exhibition in Ginza, Tokyo, 2011. April.

By Ponte Ryūrui / 05/04/2011 /

This time we would like to invite you on a virtual tour to a seal carving exhibition that took place in Tokyo, in April 2011. Some 400 seal imprints were displayed, as well as around

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History of Chinese Calligraphy

By Beyond Calligraphy / 05/03/2010 /

The origin of Chinese writing is debatable and scientists cannot settle down agreeing to a concrete point in time. We could however confidently state that it has all begun at the very moment when a human being decided to put his thoughts down in a form of symbolic drawing or abstract design, linked to an…

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