Chinese, Calligraphy and Ink Painting
Chinese characters are the most elegant form of art with complex deep meanings in its formations. We learn the wisdom from our ancesters from 5000 years ago the structure of each character, proverbs or poetry around it, and practice the traditionally way I learnt with master Guo Jinming starting with 5 minutes meditation. The mastery of the brush movement will make ink painting very easy. The eyes are then also well trained for other art forms such as drawings.
Week 6 Composition and proverbs
We look at composition of calligraphy art works and study some frequently written proverbs, the meaning behind them and why reason for the composition. We will make calligraphy artwork of Chinese proverbs ourselves.
Week 7 Later style and ink painting
We look at the later style in calligraphy and famous ink paintings, and their common techniques. We will notice ink painting will come at ease with calligraphy training. We try out a few ink painting from Master Wu Guanzhong and Xu Beihong.