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Jul 28

Chinese calligraphy

chinese calligraphy I recorded this video in Beijing. It shows some street calligraphy with Chinese letters – for me pure arts!

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Jul 19

Gold Pigment 金粉書法 Chinese Calligraphy on Cerulean & Red Xuan Paper

chinese calligraphy Gold pigments used in this video
www.orientalartsupply.com/products/colors.cfm

Google search: 金粉書法 or gold pigment calligraphy

“Centered Tip Principle” for Chinese calligraphy writing

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

Due to the tackiness and density of the gold pigment powder, I made a rare exception to the Center Tip Principle between 2:37 and 2:40. I overly pressed the brush’s bristle up to one half in consideration of the size of the brush and the ingredients of the gold powder. If the brush is pressed more than 1/2 or 2/3, the strokes will lose their vitalities.

Small “Li Fushou brush” used in this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgMnBt2yfEg

Chinese Calligraphy poems by Zhang Yu (partially adapted in this video)

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Jul 16

國畫 Cricket Practice.Chinese Brush Painting & Calligraphy

chinese calligraphy Cricket Practice. Heh, Painting Crickets. his is simply a basic Chinese Self Practice session and I have added some old ones in for fun.
I find the paper / paint process difficuilt. The paper is so thin, so fragile when wetted. The brushes I findeither too soft or a bit too hard. It is all about getting the liquid into the paper.
Like carving but with water instead of a blade.
Maybe this is why Calligraphy is so associated with the martial art of swordsmanship because of the hand/wrist coordination involved.

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Jul 16

A World of Art: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

chinese art Founded in 1870, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is a three dimensional encyclopedia of art history. Produced for Public Television by Great Museums TV.

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Jul 13

Modern Chinese Painter – 宋文治 Song Wenzhi (part 1)

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http://www.art-virtue.com/painting/history/1900/index.htm

Song Wenzhi (1919-1999, Taicang, Jiangsu Province) studied advertising art in Shanghai when he was young. Later he became a student of Wu Hufan ( 吳湖帆 ), a master of Chinese Calligraphy and painting and a renowned connoisseur and collector.

After having studied at the Suzhou Art Training Institute, he taught at secondary schools and normal universities. He joined the Jiangsu Province Traditional Chinese Painting Studio in 1957. Song Wenzhi studied classical Chinese painting techniques of the Four Wangs ( 四王 王時敏、王鑒、王原祁、王翬 ), Western perspectives and color theories, and paintings of Picasso, Monet, Van Gogh, and etc.

Song was a director of the Chinese Artists Association, and a vice-chairman of its Jiangsu Branch. Many of his works have been included in international collections.

Sources:
Important Art of New China 1949-1979 (China Guardian Auction Catalogue 1997, Beijing)
Chen Lusheng, Xin Zhongguo meishu tushi – 1949-1966 [The Art History of the People's Republic of China - 1949-1966] (Beijing: Zhongguo qingnian chubanshe, 2000) [in Chinese]
Michael Sullivan, Modern Chinese Artists — A Biographical Dictionary (Berkeley, etc: University of California Press, 2006)
Zhongguo meishuguan (ed.), 中国美术年鉴 1949-1989 (Guilin: Guangxi meishu chubanshe, 1993)

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Jul 10

Seals for Chinese calligraphy & painting (part 1)

chinese calligraphy Samples of Chinese seal stones http://bbbox.bbbox.net/cy2622/gallery.html

A Chinese seal is both practical as a tool and enjoyable as an art, hence becoming a collectible for scholars and art lovers. These are some of my collections of seals. When choosing a Chinese custom seal for our calligraphy or painting, we prefer better stones carved by professional seal carvers, and the stones need to be in good boxes to prevent dropping or cracking.
Seals are a trusted tool used for the authentication of items of ownership. From government to personal use, seals can represent a persons power, and function as a symbol of authentication in dealings among people.

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Jul 10

China: West Meets East at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

chinese art The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is home to the finest collection of Chinese masterpieces of any museum outside of China. Produced for Public Television by Great Museums TV.

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Jul 08

Writing Chinese Calligraphy with Style : Comparing Printed Fonts & Chinese Calligraphy

chinese calligraphy Learn how to write Chinese characters in proper calligraphy style! This free video shows you how printed fonts compare to handwritten scripts.

Expert: Bo Feng
Bio: Bo Feng is an experienced Chinese/English translator and interpreter. He has worked for Chinese International Travel Services, Lingnan Art Publishing House and Phillips Petroleum.
Filmmaker: Christian Munoz-Donoso

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Jul 04

Li Shu 隸書 Chinese calligraphy sample lesson #2 (why prefer older rubbings?)

chinese calligraphy Original rubbings ( 原拓 ) from steles of Chinese Calligraphy models are always preferred by well-trained Chinese calligraphers and teachers. The shape, structure, spirits of each characters as well as nuances are well kept; however, due to aging and Acts of God, steles deteriorated over the years and the calligraphy needs to be deciphered, understood, and analyzed for practice or appreciation.

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Jul 01

Chinese Painting Peonies in Orange and Yellow with Brushes (Part1/3)

chinese painting http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&source=hp&q=Chinese+painting+peony&gbv=2&aq=f&oq=&aqi= Google pictures of Chinese peonies paintings

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