Thursday, August 2, 2012

书法 - Calligraphy

On Wednesday I attended a short calligraphy lesson. 书法 (calligraphy) is written using an ink writing brush and either bottled ink or ink that comes from an ink stick being rubbed with water on an ink stone, onto a long and thin sheet of rice paper. There are many different styles of calligraphy that can be traced through China's long history, and calligraphy in general is considered an art form.
Attempts at writing my name
A few Chinese characters. Usually when
writing calligraphy, the traditional Chinese
characters are used, even though simplified
characters are taught in school.