Topics of CHN112 final essay 2017 Please answer ONE & only ONE topic from below: 1. According to the Yin-Yang table provided in week 5, list out the difference in points between STATIC & MOTIONAL...

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Topics of CHN112 final essay 2017






Please answerONE & only ONE
topic from below:



1. According to the Yin-Yang table provided in week 5, list out the difference in points between STATIC & MOTIONAL calligraphy. Discuss how and why Chinese calligraphy evolved from static style (including seal, official and regular script) into motional style (semi cursive & cursive script). And why we must follow same direction in calligraphy practice. Please attach at least 5 small illustrations of all 5 different scripts to express your view.



Short topic: STATIC & MOTIONAL calligraphy.



Lecture note reference: week 1, 2, 5






2. Please provide as many examples as possible regarding the usage of Chinese calligraphy in modern life (EXCLUDING
all calligraphy reproductions in art book, exhibition or museum collection). Eg. Magazine or newspaper titles, book cover, CD box, posters, food or drink packaging, fashion, pottery and ceramic, shop signs, meal menu, flyers, couplets.......



Please use samples with hand writing on, DO NOT use computer font samples.



And then discuss how and why Chinese calligraphy is still so important even in modern computer -era.



Please attach at least ONE illustration in each sample, showing what is the carrier used with captions. DO NOT repeat any sample twice.



Short topic: Calligraphy in Modern life.



Lecture note reference: week 10, 13.






3. Please discuss the life and art achievement of late Qing Dynasty artist Wu Chang Shuo (1844~ 1927) and how he became a typical role model who can combine 4 perfections into the highest realm in Chinese literati art (Poetry, calligraphy, painting, seal carving).According to your research, is there anyone who could follow his steps after his death and also achieved 4 perfections like him?



Short topic: Wu Chang Shuo & 4 perfections.

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Question 3: Please discuss the life and art achievement of late Qing Dynasty artist Wu Chang Shuo(1844~ 1927) and how he became a typical role model who can combine 4 perfections into the highest realm in Chinese literati art(Poetry, calligraphy, painting, seal carving).According to your research, is
there anyone who could follow his steps after his death and also achieved 4 perfections like him?
Twentieth century saw its first few decades as the end of the tradition bound Qing empire and their forceful entry of China into the modern age. There was massive influx of Western ideas and products that had also constituted the most important factor which could further define China’s culture during the twentieth century. Qing dynasty also saw numerous launch with a number of initiatives that aimed at modernization and efforts which were put into growing up feelings of nationalism and presence of dissatisfaction with Manchu rule toppling over the Qing dynasty. Amidst the presence of dynasty and ruling, a group of artists working in the twentieth century in Shanghai also saw themselves as a medium that could protect the cu
ent and future cultural legacy of China. A few painters who were left behind after the legacy had led to fall in Qing dynasty, survived somehow by selling their calligraphy and paintings that exemplified the proper heritage of the scholar-official. Wu Changshuo (1844-1927) was born in Anji County of Huzhou City, Zhejiang Province and was the key artist that worked on Chinese painting and transfe
ed from modern painting to that of contemporary painting. He settled in the city of Suzhou and then founded a society by the name of Xiling Seal Engravers Society as this was an association of artists, where all of them focused on seal carving craft (hujiang, 2015).
Wu Changshuo became famous by preparing a rejuvenated master piece that had the image of bird and flower painting as introduced by an expressive individualistic style and there was also an association with the literati painting as well. He was a famous scholar and artist who like his predecessor Zhao Zhiqian has worked for the better epigraphic quality of composition and that too in a popular appeal. He managed to gain education that helped him become a famous scholar-official during his stay in Northern Zhejiang near the Anhui Province border. Then later it was in Shanghai that Wu settled down and focused on becoming a professional artist. Through his own will and determination, as well as good work he became quite famous in Japan and even gained disciples as well. Wu included a lot of colourful and bold images of flower, rocks, etc and paintings having these motifs were sold at a good price in Shangai’s u
an population (Innovation within Tradition: Shanghai Scholar painters of the early twentieth century, 2017).
The paintings prepared by Wu Changshuo had some amazing floral subjects that could set up a totally different contrasts between negative and positive two-dimensional space and create a simultaneous picture that had effects of ink and colour as well. There is through mastery of skilful art such as poetry, calligraphy, painting and seal carving in the art work prepared by Wu Changshuo. He was thus the last great literati painter among the other Chinese scholarly painters. The literati painting was a major genre of traditional Chinese painting that had its main objective as the personal expression and subjective treatment of reality. The last golden age during the late Qing dynasty (1644-1911) and the early 20th Century saw many art critics in the county that agreed to remarkable representative of the Chinese scholar painter, none other than Wu Changhshuo as he is also famous for working as a great poet, calligrapher and seal cutter (ngv.vic.gov, 2013).
Wu adopted the unique art form of seal carving in the year 1913 and he also became the first president of the Society formed by him that named Xiling Society of Seal Art. This art form was as old as 2000 years and was a sine quo non element of all Chinese paintings and calligraphy...
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