In the winter of 2003, Chinese Television System (CTS) produced a program called “Calligraphy Lessons----Writing and Appreciating Calligraphy,” which was also distributed as a DVD. The program’s focus was on instructing the audience in the writing techniques (through demonstrations from the master) and the principles of aesthetic appreciation, starting with the basic concepts and progressing via introduction of the five principal calligraphic styles: standard, running, grass (or cursive), official and seal. Because of their rich and highly instructive.
|Listening to spring rain on an attic throughout the night,
Venders of apricot blossoms wandering in deep alleys in the morning
小樓一夜聽春雨 深巷明朝賣杏花, 129×27 cm×2, 1999
content, as well as the vivid presentation,
a thousand copies were
sold less than half a year after the
DVD hit the market, causing quite
a stir in calligraphy circles. The
tutor starring in the program was
the widely acknowledged calligraphy
and seal master, . . . .