情趣与精神 / Sentiment and Spirit

Duration: 
August 4, 2016 to November 30, 2016

厚德載物 / Great virtue can carry heavy responsibilities. Calligraphy by Yanfang Wang.

 

This exhibit features student artwork from Spring 2015, Fall 2015, and Spring 2016 courses in Chinese calligraphy taught at William & Mary, a 1 credit course offered by Modern Languages and Literatures' Chinese Studies Program.

Modern Languages and Literatures, Chinese Studies
CHIN 180: Chinese Calligraphy
Instructor: Le Mai

This course on the art and practice of Chinese calligraphy and painting consists of an introduction to the history, principle and aesthetic values of Chinese characters and calligraphy and offers hands-on experience on brush composition. It also covers the connections between calligraphy, painting, poetry and philosophical thoughts, namely Taoism (yin and yang), Confucianism, and Buddhism. Students are required to finish five projects over the course of the semester, including a bamboo painting, an orchid painting, calligraphy of Chinese proverbs and poetry, and a final project that combines calligraphy and painting.

 
Images of the exhibit are available from Swem Library on Flickr.
 
Exhibit design: Jennie Davy, Burger Archives Specialist. Installation: Jennie Davy and Sarah Glosson, Research and Instruction Associate.
Calligraphy materials provided by WM Confucius Institute