Art & culture

Chinese calligraphy exhibition

Chinese Calligraphy Exhibition

Calligraphy, or the art of writing, was the visual art form prized above all others in traditional China. Chinese calligraphy has been delighting people around the world for centuries and we finally have the chance to see great work of calligraphy in Zagreb.

From July 21 to August 30, at the Gallery of the Archaeological Museum in Zagreb, the exhibition "Listening to ink “- an exhibition of Chinese calligraphy works, is set up. The exhibition features work by three artists from China - Liao Qipeng, Wang Linlin and Yang Yunlin.

The genres of painting and calligraphy emerged simultaneously, sharing identical tools—namely, brush and ink. Yet calligraphy was revered as a fine art long before painting; indeed, it was not until the Song dynasty, when painting became closely allied with calligraphy in aim, form, and technique, that painting shed its status as mere craft and joined the higher ranks of the fine arts. The elevated status of calligraphy reflects the importance of the word in China.

If Steve Jobs didn't enrol the course of calligraphy while he decided to drop college education, we wouldn't have the computer keyboard we have today.

By visiting the exhibition maybe, you will be enticed to create something new and beautiful that will change the world.