Ever since the genesis of Chinese characters, they have been playing a very special role in the Chinese culture. With the evolution of Chinese characters, calligraphy, the way of Chinese writing, has become a distinguished art form which attracts increasing attention from the globe.
Starting from the genesis of Chinese characters, this lecture seeks to interpret calligraphy as a cultural form through an enlightening comparison between Chinese and Western culture and an ingenious explanation of the representation of the Chinese culture characteristics in calligraphy. This lecture will also use some classic Chinese calligraphy works as examples to explain the key elements of the aesthetics of Chinese calligraphy, seeking to encourage the audience to better understand Chinese characters, calligraphy and culture at large.
Following the exhibition opening, this talk will be delivered by Dr. DU Hao, PhD of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Associate Research Fellow at Prince Kung’s Mansion of Ministry of Culture of China.