Friday, July 23, 2010
Su Demao at Calligraphy Exchange Gathering 苏德茂：书画交流雅集现场挥毫
Calligrapher Su Demao gave a talk at the 77th monthly Calligraphy & Painting Exchange Gathering organised by the Teochew Poit Ip Huay Kuan on 26 June 2010. The talk is on the importance of practising Chinese calligraphy by copying the model calligraphic works of the ancient calligraphers. In fact, he advocated that this is the only way to master the calligraphic skills.
He then touched on how to study and analyse accurately the model calligraphic works so that one can copy accurately the spirit and skills of the works. This website will publish the transcription from his talk once it is ready.
After the talk, calligrapher Su demonstrated on the spot the writing of calligraphy in front of about 70 attendees of the talk.
The gathering was also attended by Indian artist Rajib Bhattacharjee who was in Singapore from 23 to 29 June to conduct a study known as Project Singapore. His interest is in how the community as a whole and the urban space are affected by aggressive urbanisation. He is doing a project on Singapore as it is the most urbanised country in this part of the world. He is fascinated by the Chinese calligraphy as a unique art of lines and hopes to get some inspirations from it in his reflections of the character of the changing urban space.
Here are some photos taken during the exchange gathering.