My Favourite Chinese Things!

Chinese Calligraphy by Shuk Gwan Chan

'For this competition, I’ve chosen Chinese calligraphy to represent my culture because I personally think that Chinese calligraphy is very vital to us Chinese people, which I’m now going to talk a little bit about Chinese calligraphy…

Chinese calligraphy is an Oriental art. But what makes it an art?

It is very much like painting. It uses Chinese characters to convey the spiritual world of the artist. Just as a thousand persons will not have the same faces, a thousand persons will not have exact handwriting. Through the medium of form, way of handling the brush, presentation and style, calligraphy as a work of art conveys the moral integrity, character, emotions, aesthetic feelings and culture of the artist to the readers, affecting them by the power of appeal and the joy of beauty.'


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