Friday, March 18, 2011

The Celebrity New Calligraphy Style 名人新书风

Chinese calligraphy is one of the highest forms of Chinese art perfectly embodied the rhythm, lines and structure, serving the purpose of conveying the thoughts of the writer and displaying the abstract beauty of lines. It is not only a form of art, but also a Chinese way of life. It’s no exaggeration to say cultivated writing attracts attention and admiration, while poor writing form invites suspicion and scorn. Therefore, in the Chinese communities, it is a sort of tradition for the leaders to cultivate their calligraphic skills so that they can show off these skills whenever the opportunity arises.
Many of these leaders also do not shy away from taking the lead in introducing new and innovative style of writing. Here are some examples of new calligraphy style written by some contemporary famous people.
  1. Mao Zedong (1893 – 1976): He was a Chinese revolutionary, guerrilla warfare strategist, calligrapher, political theorist, and leader of the Chinese Revolution. He was the architect of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) from its establishment in 1949, and was the leader of the nation until his death in 1976.
  2. Li Xiannian (1909 – 1992): He was President of the People’s Republic of China between 1983 and 1988 and then president of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference until his death.
  3. Guo Moruo (1892 - 1978): He was a Chinese author, poet, historian, archaeologist, and government official from Sichuan, China.
  4. Qi Gong (1912 – 2005): He was a renowned Manchu Chinese calligrapher, artist, painter, connoisseur and sinologist.
  5. Tan Siak Kwee (Chen Sheng Gui): Currently the President of the Chinese Calligraphy Society of Singapore.
Click here to learn more about the new calligraphy style.
  1. 毛泽东(1893 - 1976):中国革命、游击战略家、书法家、中国革命领袖。1949年建立新中国的总设计师,国家的领导人,直到1976年逝世为止。
  2. 李先念(1909 - 1992):1983年至1988年担任中华人民共和国的国家主席,然后担任全国政协主席,直到逝世为止。
  3. 郭沫若(1892 – 1978):来自四川的中国作家、诗人、历史学家、考古学家与政府官员。
  4. 启功(1912 – 2005):中国著名的满洲籍书法家、艺术家、画家、鉴赏家与汉学家。
  5. 陈声桂:新加坡书协会长。

Me Zedong 毛泽东
Mao Zedong 毛泽东
Li Xiannian 李先念
Guo Moruo 郭沫若
Qigong 启功
Tan Siak Kwee 陈声桂

1 comment:

  1. 华庆!华庆!唉,何庆之有?