While Chinese calligraphy has long occupied a revered position in Chinese culture, its accessibility has led to its wider appreciation throughout the world. Far from being an art form that requires a sound knowledge of Chinese history, calligraphy can be unravelled through an intimate understanding of how calligraphers use composition, lines of script and rhythmic brushstrokes to achieve a full self-expression. This lecture provides insights into appreciating calligraphy by delving into its aesthetic value, illustrated with examples of calligraphy on display in the Gallery.
Venue: National Gallery Singapore, City Hall Wing, Level B1, The Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium
When: 9 Apr 2017, 3pm - 5pm