Topics of CHN112 final essay 2017
Please answer ONE & only ONE topic from below:
1. According to the Yin-Yang table provided in week 5, list out the difference in points between STATIC & MOTIONAL calligraphy. Discuss how and why Chinese calligraphy evolved from static style (including seal, official and regular script) into motional style (semi cursive & cursive script). And why we must follow same direction in calligraphy practice. Please attach at least 5 small illustrations of all 5 different scripts to express your view.
Short topic: STATIC & MOTIONAL calligraphy.
Lecture note reference: week 1, 2, 5
2. Please provide as many examples as possible regarding the usage of Chinese calligraphy in modern life (EXCLUDING all calligraphy reproductions in art book, exhibition or museum collection). Eg. Magazine or newspaper titles, book cover, CD box, posters, food or drink packaging, fashion, pottery and ceramic, shop signs, meal menu, flyers, couplets.......
Please use samples with hand writing on, DO NOT use computer font samples.
And then discuss how and why Chinese calligraphy is still so important even in modern computer -era.
Please attach at least ONE illustration in each sample, showing what is the carrier used with captions. DO NOT repeat any sample twice.
Short topic: Calligraphy in Modern life.
Lecture note reference: week 10, 13.
3. Please discuss the life and art achievement of late Qing Dynasty artist Wu Chang Shuo (1844~ 1927) and how he became a typical role model who can combine 4 perfections into the highest realm in Chinese literati art (Poetry, calligraphy, painting, seal carving).According to your research, is there anyone who could follow his steps after his death and also achieved 4 perfections like him?
Short topic: Wu Chang Shuo & 4 perfections.