Making Progress with My Calligraphy – Imitation of the Running Script of Tang Dynasty Slate 1 March 22, 2017 by Michael Lai in calligraphy, Travel, Travel China, Travel Theme, Weekly Photo Challenge, Wordless Wednesday and tagged calligraphy, running script, slate, Tang Dynasty Rate this:Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading... Related
Tang dynasty? I am impressed. (How about a translation of your text?)
(I am bad, I know)
I can recognize most of the words, as they have not changed much from the Traditional Chinese characters, however, it would be difficult to translate the whole pieces without further research.
So those characters have remained roughly the same since 618-907? Impressed.
Yes, they are all readable to me, but the text is not separated by any punctuation marks and characters may now have slightly altered meaning.
Are the punctuation arks similar to western languages? . , : ! ? 🙂
The old written language rarely have any punctuation marks, may be just a hollow circle. The modern language have adopted the western ones plus this open circle. I need to do some research to confirm . . . . . .
A hollow circle? Love that. Do you know that math equations were not written in the form we now know until recently? A few centuries perhaps? Around the 16th-17th century. Descartes is the one who perfected the symbolic writing. 🙂
(Just checked it up) 😉
Quite true, we can’t presume what we saw / use today was like that centuries ago. We didn’t use arabic numerals in the past, for instance.
True. Wish you and your mother a nice week-end, Michael.
Wish you and your loved ones a nice weekend too!
Well done you, Michael. I’m thinking that calligraphy is a whole mind-body enterprise, rather like a written version of tai chi; a discipline in all senses.
You are so right – it is a big co-ordination exercise – involving the brain, arm, finger and breathing too. You said it well – like a written version of tai chi !!!
You are really a multi-talented person, Michael!
These are my homework to be submitted to my teacher for comment. Thanks for the kind words.
Impressive. I could hardly write my name in Chinese. Respect!
It’s fun, try practicing . . . .
I guess I should as an ethnic Chinese 🙂
Then there is an even better reason to practice!
Looks great to me. Very impressed with your work. A man of many talents, it seems!
Jack of some trades, master of none 🙂
I am sure that is not true. You are very modest.
Only old enough to know something 🙂
True. Also the older I get the more I realise how little I know!
You are just humble.