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Which Side of the Maobian Paper Should Be Used: Rough or Smooth? If You are Fond of Calligraphy, You Should Know That

The Maobian  paper is a good choice when mastering calligraphy. It is relatively inexpensive and very suitable for calligraphy. As a rule, in  practicing calligraphy, such paper can be divided into two types

What are the hidden meanings of a bamboo in Chinese painting?

So why do people like to depict bamboo so much? This is because it has a particularly interesting hidden meaning. All people dream of a prosperous, happy and peaceful life, and bamboo is a beautiful allegory of all this.

How to master a Xingshu style writing?

How to master a Xingshu style writing? Nowadays more and more people get to like Xingshu calligraphy, this calligraphic style has become the most popular.

When there was no money for paper, they practiced on leaves and became great calligraphy masters.

If you want to hone calligraphy to a certain level, it should be not only “skill within the hieroglyph”, but more “skill outside the hieroglyph”. This is a kind of development of one’s own qualities and self-improvement.

Should beginners in calligraphy practice on white paper or squared paper?

We all know that calligraphy is a culture that has been passed down from generation to generation in China for almost a thousand years. Learning calligraphy can not only give people the opportunity to write beautifully, but also change their state of mind. From the initial anxiety and tension, it gradually leads to calmness and pacification; for calligraphy people this is a great benefit throughout their lives. Learning calligraphy, however, is not an easy task and turns out to be quite challenging to practice.

Six Key Points for Beginners to Learn Hard Pen Calligraphy

Six basic points that you need to know for those who begin to study the hard pen calligraphy and will be very useful to all beginners to master this technique.

Sun Gotin on calligraphy: the style and manner of writing hieroglyphs depends on the character of a person

Everyone studies Wang Xizhi and all according to the same calligraphic copybooks; however, after a certain period of training, the hieroglyphs written by different people are significantly different from each other: in some they are stronger and more powerful, in others they are more elegant, and as a result the same hieroglyph in different people looks different.

Why are landscape paintings created from a far rather than close range?

Being the descendants of Yandi and Huangdi, we have seen many landscape paintings since childhood. A close examination can always reveal one nuance, regardless of whether the painting belongs to the conceptual style (“painting of ideas”) or the style of “diligent brush”, the style of salon painting or painting by unprofessional artists, but most landscape works are created from afar rather than at close range.

Sun Goting, “Calligraphy Manual (Shupu)”: only the “form” is not enough for calligraphic works, , you also need a feeling

Sun Goting was a famous calligrapher during the reign of Empress Wu Zetian of the Tang Dynasty. Currently, his name is well known to the lovers of calligraphy, and his calligraphic works are recognized. However, during his lifetime, he was not widely known and did not have much influence

What features does the calligraphy of the transition letter from sinshu style to tsaoshu style have?

In the transition letter from sinshu style to caoshu style, there are no such template rules as in kaishu style, it can be considered a style of sinshu with elements of caoshu, or caoshu with elements of sinshu