Current Location:
Shelf H2 (OS) -> Box 303
Location Notes:
IDC; Open Shelving; Section H; Shelf H2; Box 303


Related artists
Shen Bin 沈斌
Bai Juyi
GVSU Collections
Ink on Paper
circa 2015
Artworks - Height: 65.5 in Width: 14.5 in
scroll with Chinese calligraphy
Historical Context:
A poem by Tang dynasty Bai Juyi. 离离原上草,一岁一枯荣。野火烧不尽,春风吹又生。 远芳侵古道,晴翠接荒城。又送王孙去,萋萋满别情。 The grass is spreading out across the plain, Each year, it dies, then flourishes again. It's burnt but not destroyed by prairie fires, When spring winds blow they bring it back to life. Afar, its scent invades the ancient road, Its emerald green overruns the ruined town. Again I see my noble friend depart, I find I'm crowded full of parting's feelings. - Translator unknown

Wikipedia Summary:

Chinese calligraphy is a form of calligraphy widely practiced in China and revered in the Chinese cultural sphere, which often includes Japan, Korea and Vietnam. The calligraphic tradition of East Asia originated and developed from China. There is a general standardization of the various styles of calligraphy in this tradition. Chinese calligraphy and ink and wash painting are closely related, since they are accomplished using similar tools and techniques. Chinese painting and calligraphy distinguish themselves from other cultural arts because they emphasize motion and are charged with dynamic life. According to Stanley-Baker, "Calligraphy is sheer life experienced through energy in motion that is registered as traces on silk or paper, with time and rhythm in shifting space its main ingredients." Calligraphy has also led to the development of many forms of art in China, including seal carving, ornate paperweights, and inkstones.
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