Sunday, October 23, 2011
Ancient Chinese Calligraphy
Before the invention of pen, gel ink pen and ball-point pen, ancient Chinese use writing brushes when drawing and writing, adding a particular bright appearance to oriental culture, and also leaving quite a number valuable treasure to the whole nation.
Writting brushes, different types of brushes have different usage
Inkstone, there are different carved inkstones, some among them are rarities nowadays, the top2 inkstones in China are Duan Inkstone and She Inkstone.
Besides on books and drawings, Chinese calligraphy is generally seen on fans as decorations as well as on couplets in houses. According to character style, there can be classified into cursive script, regular script, small seal style, etc, just as arial, corbel in English writing.
Chinese calligraphy can often be seen on ancient Chinese folk houses
Chinese painting scrolls
calligraphy on a fan
cursive script by the first chairman of China--Mao Zedong
Sth. in detail about Chinese calligraphy can be seen on onlinechinatours, go and have a look if you are interested in Chinese calligraphy.