Mr. Chi Zhang Mr. Chi Zhang

书法艺术是中华文化的积淀

 

——苏格兰商务与交流孔子学院“主题开放日”活动第二场——中国书法成功举行

The Art of Chinese Calligraphy is a Profound Chinese Cultural Heritage

—CI Open Day Seminar Series (II)—Chinese Calligraphy Held at Scottish Confucius Institute for Business and Communication 

  “书法艺术是中华文化的积淀,是中华民族的标志之一”,旅居英伦的中国青年书画家张驰先生在苏格兰商务与交流孔子学院系列“主题开放日”的第二场——中国书法专场开宗明义地如是说。

2015429日下午,伴随着一幅幅精心挑选的书法画面,张驰先生向现场的观众介绍了中国文人的文房四宝,亦即中国书法的工具和材料——笔、墨、纸、砚,详述了它们的种类和功能,并演示了它们的使用方法,尤其是执笔和运笔的方法。

随后,张先生选取不同时期的代表作品,展现了汉字书体从甲骨文、金文、小篆到隶、楷、行、草书的演变过程,并以“永”字为例,解析了中国书法中最为通行的书体——楷书的八种基本点画,激发了现场观众的浓厚兴趣,大家纷纷起立,加入到学写中国书法,体验中华文化的乐趣之中。

  本场活动开始之前,张驰先生饱蘸笔墨,为孔子学院写下了一个大大的“福”字,表达他对苏格兰商务与交流孔子学院的祝福。  

        

‘The art of Chinese Calligraphy is a profound Chinese cultural heritage and a symbol of Chinese nation,’ said Chi Zhang, an Edinburgh based Chinese Calligraphy / Brush Painting artist, in a workshop of the CI Open Day Seminar Series (II)—Chinese Calligraphy held at Scottish Confucius Institute for Business and Communication (SCIBC).

On the afternoon of Wednesday 29th April 2015, Mr. Zhang, with handy-picked slides, introduced to the audience the Four Treasures of the Study for Chinese scholars, i.e. the basic tools and materials of Chinese Calligraphy:  brush, ink, paper and inkstone, detailed the categories and functions of them, and demonstrated the ways of using them. Afterwards, supplemented with selected masterpieces of different historical periods, he presented the evolvement of Chinese calligraphy from Jiaguwen (Oracle bone inscriptions), Jinwen (Bronzeware inscriptions) to Zhuan (Seal-styled character), Li (Official script), Kai (Regular script), Xing (Semi cursive script) and Cao (Cursive script). Finally, Mr. Zhang, taking the Chinese character Yong (Eternity) as an example, analysed the eight basic strokes of Kai (Regular script), the most popular calligraphic style, which greatly aroused the passion of the audience to try their hand. 

At the beginning of the event,    Zhang, dipping his brush with rich ink, wrote a big Chinese character FU (Good Luck, Blessing) to express his best wishes to SCIBC.