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

By Ponte Ryūrui / 01/12/2011 /

In Western terms, Wáng Xīzhī is to Chinese calligraphy as Michelangelo is to sculpture or Shakespeare to literature. Although none of his original work

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