Calligraphy: Chinese painting

Calligraphy: Chinese painting

One cannot possibly overestimate the importance of calligraphy

in the origins of Chinese painting.

The written word, the pictograph, or rather idea-character

was of inestimable value to the Chinese.

Through writing one could enter the realm of the classics,

the world of literature and from there to the scholar official,

someone who really mattered…

-Sherman Lee