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Chinese Calligraphy By Caroline

  1. 1. Chinese Calligraphy By Caroline Zhang Chinese Literacy Level 2
  2. 2. Calligraphy Tools <ul><li>The tools used in calligraphy are very important to the history of Chinese inventions. They are the 文房四宝 . </li></ul><ul><li>This consists of ink, paper, brush, and ink stick. You use the ink to write, and paper to write on, the brush to write with, and the ink stick to make the ink. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Calligraphy Works
  4. 4. Start of Calligraphy <ul><li>No one really knows when calligraphy was created, but people know that it started about 4600 years ago. Chinese calligraphy didn’t start in characters, they started as paintings, the character 旦 might have looked like this: </li></ul><ul><li>when it started out. After many years, </li></ul><ul><li>words evolved to look like they do now. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Famous Calligraphers <ul><li>Wang Xian Zhi 王献之 was the artist of the calligraphy pieces that we just saw. He was born around 303 AD. He started learning the art of calligraphy at age seven, and one of his most famous piece of calligraphy is 兰亭序 Lan Ting Xu. He died at the age of 58. This is 兰亭序 Lan Ting Xu below: </li></ul>
  6. 6. Types of Calligraphy <ul><li>There are many types of calligraphy styles. The most famous ones are: </li></ul><ul><li>Seal Script : (Chinese: 篆文 ; pinyin: zhuànwén) </li></ul><ul><li>Official Script: (Chinese: 隶书 ; pinyin: lìshu) </li></ul><ul><li>Semi-Cursive Script: (Chinese: 行书 ; pinyin: Xíngshū ) </li></ul><ul><li>Cursive Script: (Chinese: 草书 ; pinyin: cǎoshū) </li></ul><ul><li>Regular Script: (Chinese: 楷书 ; pinyin: kǎishū ) </li></ul><ul><li>Examples come in order: </li></ul>
  7. 7. Shu Hua Ben Tong 书画本同 <ul><li>Someone from a long time ago said 书画本同 , which means that painting and calligraphy is alike. Sometimes, when people learn calligraphy, they end up learning painting too. It’s very easy to do so because they use some the same techniques and materials. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Paintings
  9. 9. Start of Painting <ul><li>Painting started around 6000 years, but they were really just cave paintings on pottery. Over China’s many dynasties, painting was further developed and is known today as guó huà 国画 . In the ancient times, paintings could represent someone’s emotions. Many people still practice it today. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Famous Painters <ul><li>There were some pretty </li></ul><ul><li>famous painters, but the </li></ul><ul><li>one I chose was Qi Bai Shi </li></ul><ul><li>齐白石 (1864-1957) . He </li></ul><ul><li>was born into a poor family, </li></ul><ul><li>so he taught himself how to </li></ul><ul><li>paint. He’s good at painting </li></ul><ul><li>common animals, scenery, </li></ul><ul><li>vegetables, etc. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Difference in Attitude <ul><li>When people were painting in the old days, their attitude toward it was more serious than most people nowadays. In the painting qing ming shang he tu 清明上河图 , every person’s face is different. In some modern pictures, details aren’t so carefully done. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Thanks for viewing! <ul><li>This is the end of my presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>Thanks for listening. </li></ul><ul><li>I hope you all learned something out of this. </li></ul>

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