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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,...

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ink art and calligraphy

Layers of cloudy peaks

Staring out the window in my dining room, watching the clouds roll in over the mountains from the sea, I was inspired to hang an old painting from my collection. I wrote “layers of cloudy peaks” in large characters,...

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