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Unformatted text preview: calligraphy were used and recognized. There are four main treasure of a calligrapher: brush, paper, ink or ink stick, and ink stone. There are many different types of brushes. Three main categories regarding the brush material are white, brown, and black; white is the softest while black is the firmest. The most common type of paper used is called xuan. One of the basics of calligraphy is to always maintain control of the brush. This presentation taught me a lot about calligraphy that I never really knew. In Chinese school, I had tried using the calligraphy brushes before and learned a bit about its history but I had never really paid attention then. Some of what Connie talked about in her presentation was very familiar because of this and it helped me learn a lot more about the subject....
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