Saturday, January 20, 2018
Styles of Calligraphy II — Succession and Originality of Beauty
Idemitsu Museum of Arts
9th Floor, Teigeki Bldg., 3-1-1,Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku,
Nov 11, 2017 To Dec 17, 2017
Detail: It was after the studies of Chinese standards that the tradition of cherishing calligraphy as art was cultivated establishing a distinctive world in Japan. The intellectuals of each time period were well acquainted with “calligraphic writing” and maintained discipline and numerous rules, but they also competed for skill on the other hand. Such custom is still present today, bringing about many styles. This show will try to seek how calligraphy was succeeded since the old days and how people sought for originality and ideal. We will also consider the manners of how calligraphy can be appreciate with masterpieces from Chinese and Japanese calligraphy.