Friday, March 23, 2012

The Artistic Imagery of Chinese Calligraphy: Ode To China 书法意象:温家宝与中华颂

Where does the artistic imagery of Chinese calligraphy come from?

Some says that the only content of Chinese calligraphy is its brush strokes and its form. Others say the artistic  imagery  of Chinese calligraphy comes from the Chinese words written, the way the brush strokes are being executed and the composition of the art piece.

Which interpretation is the correct one? Perhaps one can have a better understanding and appreciation of artistic imagery of Chinese calligraphy by looking at the two photographs here: the photos of Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao were taken with the same Chinese calligraphy as the background. However, in the first photo, the three Chinese words on Ode to China are readable, and in the second photo, the words are blur and unreadable.





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