Chinese calligraphy is an ancient Chinese character writing art. Calligraphy has been distributed. Chinese calligraphy is the original expression art of the Han nationality. It is known as speechless poetry, no-line dance; no-picture painting, silent music. Shaoxing, China is a calligraphy holy place, and the Lanting Award is the highest award in Chinese calligraphy art.
Chinese calligraphy is a very unique visual art. Chinese characters are an important factor in Chinese calligraphy. Because Chinese calligraphy is produced and developed in Chinese culture, Chinese characters are one of the basic elements of Han culture. Relying on Chinese characters, it is the main symbol that distinguishes Chinese calligraphy from other kinds of calligraphy.
What is Chinese Calligraphy？
Calligraphy is a traditional art unique to China. Chinese characters were created by the working people. They began to take pictures and notes. After thousands of years of development, they have evolved into today's words. Because the ancestors invented the writing with a brush, they have produced calligraphy. Throughout the ages, Chinese characters have been written with a brush. As for other writing forms, such as hard pens and finger-books, the writing rules are not completely different from the writing rules of writing brushes, but they are basically the same. Here we focus on the rules of writing Chinese characters. We explain calligraphy from both narrow and broad perspectives.
In the narrow sense, calligraphy refers to the method and law of writing Chinese characters with a brush. Including pen writing, pen writing, point painting, structure, layout (distribution, line, chapter method) and so on. For example, the pen refers to the real palm, the five fingers are in the same force; the pen center is paved; the point of painting is the same as the pen, the same is the same; the structure is in the shape of the word, echoing in harmony; the distribution is intricate, the density is appropriate, the reality is real, the whole chapter is consistent The literacy of the ancient models today, the word big and small, Ning Gao not low.
In a broad sense, calligraphy refers to the rules of writing linguistic signs. In other words, calligraphy refers to writing according to the characteristics of the text and its meaning and writing it into a beautiful art work. With the development of cultural undertakings, calligraphy is not limited to the use of writing brush and writing Chinese characters. Its connotation has greatly increased. For example, from the use of tools, only the pen is a wide variety, such as a brush, hard pen, computer equipment, spray guns and so on. Pigments are not just black ink blocks, inks, adhesives, chemicals, paint glazes, etc., no wonder.
Graduates can go to calligraphy art professional groups or research institutions to engage in calligraphy creation and theoretical research. Publishers, newspapers, magazines, television stations, and design institutes are engaged in art editing, design, publication creation, book publishing, and related calligraphy art programs. You can work in calligraphy teaching in colleges and universities, primary and secondary schools.
History of Chinese calligraphy
Introduction to Painting and Calligraphy
Common skills gained from this degree
- Calligraphy professional theory
- Ability to plan and manage calligraphy activities
- Familiar with Chinese traditional culture