Chinese Calligraphy and Art

Did not note the artist.

Did not note the artist.

I love Chinese calligraphy and ink drawings.  I spent much of my time at the Shanghai Museum in the galleries devoted to that type of art.

Chan chun - Flowers in ink - 1544 (Ming)

Chan chun – Flowers in ink – 1544 (Ming)

Mei Qing - Scenery of the Yellow Mountain ~1650 (Qing)

Mei Qing – Scenery of the Yellow Mountain ~1650 (Qing)

Huang Shen - Peony - 1745 (Qing)

Huang Shen – Peony – 1745 (Qing)

Wang Shishen - Flowers - first half of 1700’s (Qing)

Wang Shishen – Flowers – first half of 1700’s (Qing)

Wang Shishen - Flowers - first half of 1700’s (Qing)

Wang Shishen – Flowers – first half of 1700’s (Qing)

Wang Shishen - Flowers - first half of 1700’s (Qing)

Wang Shishen – Flowers – first half of 1700’s (Qing)

Wang Shishen - Flowers - first half of 1700’s (Qing)

Wang Shishen – Flowers – first half of 1700’s (Qing)

Qi Huang- Seven Cocks - 1864-1957 - Qin and after

Qi Huang- Seven Cocks – 1864-1957 – Qin and after

Qi Huang- Seven Cocks - 1864-1957 - Qin and after

Qi Huang- Seven Cocks (detail) – 1864-1957 – Qin and after

This last brush artist, (2 photos above) who lived into the middle of the 20th century, either used bolder colours, or, because his work is not as old, the inks have not faded. I wonder which.

Self explanatory - and applies to the last two photos.

Self explanatory – and applies to the last two photos.

Buddhist stele. 6th C.

Buddhist stele. 6th C.

Buddhist stele.

Buddhist stele.

Next Post – More Shanghai street photography.

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One comment on “Chinese Calligraphy and Art

  1. I love Chinese Calligraphy, too. So graceful and pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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