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Nov 26

Inexpensive Chinese Calligraphy Four Treasure Selections for Absolute Beginners (#1-a)

chinese calligraphy One of my favorite & inexpensive brushes:

Why do we not press the brush hair too hard according to the “1/3 rule (or recommendations)”? To obey the Centered Tip Principle of Chinese Calligraphy

http://www.art-virtue.com/principles/p5-centertip.htm

Chinese calligraphy kit plus selected quality tools for fewest dollars recommended for beginners from technical requirements and perspectives (Part #1-b will cover basic tips for selecting good brushes…)

Forbidden City: http://stores.ebay.com/Big-Teapot-Brush-Jade-Dress-eStore_4-Trs-Brush-Sets_W0QQcolZ4QQdirZ1QQfsubZ336676QQftidZ2QQtZkm
Robert Bo 薄先生
(972) 758-7238 Best and fastest way to get response.
Please call between 12-6 PM, daily, Texas time (Robert goes to post offices around 3 & 5 PM once or twice a day.)
Near Coit & Plano Parkway, Plano, Texas

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Bamboo paper from bookstores in Dallas (Richardson) China Town, Texas
www.asiade.com (Please call their service number; they don’t list bamboo paper online)
唯美書局 LaserTrek Books & Music (972) 235-8678

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Online shopping http://www.art-virtue.com/links/index.htm#4

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Nov 26

Chinese Art Selling at Record Prices

chinese art Chinese Contemporary art is hot. Recent international auctions have far exceeded expectations with one painting recently setting a new record for a contemporary Chinese artist. Among today’s most prominent Chinese Artists is Yue Minjun, whose signature laughing self-portrait has earned accolades from critics around the world. For producer Joseph Mok, Elaine Lu has more

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Nov 26

In what way does calligraphy relate to traditional Chinese painting?


calligraphy in itself was an art. the grace of the strokes in action is the true beauty, not the result. back in the day, poetry done in calligraphy was valued more than a painting in asia.

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Nov 26

How do you write "flower" in Chinese?

I’m looking for the strokes for the word "flower". I’ve tried searching online and have not found it. We’re making a craft of Chinese lanterns and I’d like to teach my children how to write a few words as well. Thank you!

Dictionary.com Translator

In English:
flower
In Simplified Chinese:

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Nov 26

How do people get trained to write chinese calligraphy?

i’m writing an essay about chinese calligraphy/art. how do the people get trained? how long does it take them?? any websites you recommend to go to??

Hi! Here are a few websites to get you started:

http://www.art-virtue.com/tutorial/

http://library.thinkquest.org/3614/

http://www.asiawind.com/art/callig/Default.htm

One of the best things you can do for yourself is to learn how to research projects for school on the Internet using search engines. Here is where I found the links above simply by typing in Chinese Calligraphy:

http://www.google.com

http://www.ask.com

Hope this helps you with your project. I know you will do well with an interesting subject such as this. Best wishes!

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Nov 26

Is there wok for a Chinese art teacher in the US?

I married a Chinese woman who teaches in China and would like to continue teaching in a year or so after she perfects her english a little. She teaches dance singing and art for the past 18 yrs.I live in the Pocono’s of Pa. Do you think that there is something she can find? Thanks

China is now attempting to export its culture to the world..esp USA.. There is high demand for Chinese language teachers and in some universities, Art..

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Nov 23

who and where needs chinese oil painting ,who can tell me about it?

i provide chinese oil painting,now,find some parners,but no one had been found? if some one know or also need some,can contact me by msn,and leave some message for me,my MSN is waitingzhou@live.cn,thank you.

This is a site for people asking for advice about their own paintings or artists. You are not meant to advertise here.

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Nov 23

What kind of Fighter Air crafts do Pakistan is really need? F-16 or Chinese J-10?


J-10 is good

but if usa offer us f-16 block 60 then it will be nice..
we hav done deal with china on j-10B which is 4,5th generation aircraft..

but instead of this we hav to boy dessault rafale or saab gripen..

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Nov 23

How do you use a Chinese Calligraphy set?

I have a Chinese Calligraphy set it contains two brushes, one brush holder/stand, one tub of red waxy stuff, a black stick with a decorative dragon, a marble stick with a dog / tiger on it, a small white bowl,a small golden spoon and a mediumish sized grey dish. Could anyone explain how to use it?

The article that I point to below is a good place to start, but to really use your set, you need to get a teacher.

I’ll tell you a little bit about it. The black stick with the dragon is ink, called 墨 mò, and the grey dish is the inkstone, or 硯 yàn. You rub the ink onto the stone to make a powder, then you add some water and stir it with your brush. One of first things your teacher will teach is how to know how much ink to grind and how much water to add.

The marble stick holds the calligrapher’s seal, or 篆 zhuàn. It’s the character’s of your name engraved in reverse, on the bottom of the stick. You touch it to that waxy red stuff, the stamp it onto your paper to sign your calligraphy work. (It’s trick to apply the seal paste; if you press to hard you’ll make a big mess). The animal on the other end should be the animal for the year of your birth.

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Nov 23

How did Confucianism influence Chinese art?

I am writing a research paper and must show examples of how Confucianism influenced art in a power point. If anyone knows of any resources I appreciate the help. Please provide links.

Here is some theory. You need to start from that (reference 1). Certainly you know more about it that most of us would since you are taking a class on it right now. Perhaps some museums will have online catalogs of their works that could be helpful (reference 2)

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