• P0800-089
  • Mai
  • Calligraphy Scroll
  • Japan
  • Ink on Washi Paper, Mounted on Silk
  • 13'' W x 53'' H
  • $1095

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  • The Chinese historian Yang Xiong wrote, 'Writing is pictures of the heart,' a reference to the expressive nature of calligraphy and the amount of practice and skill it takes to master the art form. Of all the tools needed to create calligraphy - water, ink, ink stone, paper, and brush - it is the brush which is the most difficult to master. The brush represents the point where mind, dexterity and creative ability meet. A fully loaded, ink charged brush is difficult to wield and capable of conveying the slightest movement. Even a small miscue may render a displeasing result or muddle a meaning.
P0800-089 – Mai

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