LITERATI CALLIGRAPHY EXCHANGE GATHERING
This is a gathering of calligraphy enthusiasts. We invited contemporary calligraphers to take part.
- 150 Canadian dollars$150
- 58 Maoming Road South, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China
Calligraphy, or the art of writing, was the most prized visual art form in traditional China. Painting and calligraphy emerged at the same time, using the same tools—a brush and ink. However, calligraphy was revered as a fine art long before painting; in fact, it was not until the Song dynasty, when painting became closely allied with calligraphy in aim, form, and technique, that painting shed its status as a mere craft and advanced to the ranks of the fine arts. Calligraphy's elevated status reflects the importance of the written word in China. This was a culture that believed in the power of the written word. Emperors have always asserted their authority for posterity and the present by engraving their own pronouncements on mountain sides and stone steles erected at outdoor sites. Scholars, whose main currency was the written word, came to dominate government, society, and culture in pre-modern China. Mastering the technique of writing Chinese calligraphy with ink is an art as old as China itself. According to traditional calligraphy writings, written words serve multiple functions: not only does a character denote specific meanings, but its very form should reveal itself to be a moral exemplar, as well as a manifestation of the energy of the human body and the vitality of nature itself. Chinese calligraphy reflects the calligrapher's inner mind, emotions, and intellect. Chinese calligraphy, which has become an essential part of Chinese culture, has evolved alongside writing tools. Even though writing Chinese calligraphy is not a common mode of communication in the digital age, it still serves as a means of appreciating traditional Chinese culture and heritage. It has also grown in popularity in Western countries due to its unique cultural implications. Please Note: - This is a gathering of calligraphy enthusiasts. We invited contemporary Chinese calligraphers and painters to participate. You will spend a lovely evening with them in a relaxed setting. - This event has a maximum capacity of 30 participants. Professionals in this field will be given priority consideration. - Japanese cuisine is available. - If you plan to attend, please make a reservation. - The registration deadline is five days before the event date. If you will be unable to attend, please cancel your reservation as soon as possible.