Lecture14

Lecture14 - Christie Hua 3/3/10 LECTURE 14 CALLIGRAPHY I....

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Christie Hua 3/3/10 LECTURE 14 – CALLIGRAPHY I. Calligraphy – shufa a. Script types i. Regular or block script kaishu ii. Running script xingshu iii. Draft script --? Caoshu iv. Wild cursive kuangcao v. Seal script zhuanshu vi. Clerical script lishu II. Regular or block script a. Rectangular b. White on black background c. Very structured, clear, formal III. Running script a. Each script has no beginning or ending point b. A lot of cursive movement IV. Draft script a. Calligrapher goes thru many scripts before ever lifting the stroke from the page V. Draft or “wild draft” script a. Almost kind of abstract b. Usually not that readable c. But there are dictionaries to read this VI. Seal script a. Form that is made from cut b. Lines are all the same c. You’re using a cutting instrument, not a brush d. Looks like old pre-modern writing VII. Clerical script a. Exaggerated formal, secretarial VIII. Emperor Huizong of the Song a. Developed indiosyncratic calligraphy b. Slender yet intense, strong, and elegant calligraphy
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IX. Goals in calligraphy (regardless of script type)
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