Other Calligraphy in National Palace Museum, part2
Welcome to the National Palace Museum's collection of calligraphy from the Song dynasty! Here, you can explore some of the most beautiful and intricate works of art from this period. We have a variety of different pieces on display here, including Calligraphing Poetry by Wang To, Five-character Couplet in Seal Script by Ch'i Pai-shih, Essay on Calligraphy by Sun Kuo-t'ing, Draft of a Requiem to My Nephew by Yen Chen-ch'ing and Autobiography by Huai-su. These are all incredible works of art that tell us about the skill and dedication of these artists. Come take a look at these amazing artifacts today!
1. Calligraphing Poetry
Wang To was a Chinese scholar who lived during the Ming and Qing dynasties. He was a Minister of Rites during the Qing dynasty. Wang was known for his skills in calligraphy, and he believed in copying the works of old masters and then writing as one pleases.
2. Five-character Couplet in Seal Script
Ch'i Pai-shih was originally known as Ch'un-chih, but later changed his name to Huang. He was also known by the style name P'ing-sheng and the sobriquet Pai-shih.
3. Essay on Calligraphy
Sun Kuo-t'ing was a famous calligraphy artist from Wu-chün. This work is a record of his experiences and thoughts on calligraphy. It is considered to be a preface to a longer work.
4. Draft of a Requiem to My Nephew
Yen Chen-ch'ing's ancestors came from the Shantung area. During the revolt of Li Hsi-lieh, Yen Chen-ch'ing was instructed to bring an imperial communique to the rebels.
Huai-su was a monk who originally went by the name Ch'ien Ts'ang-chen. He was also a devotee of the art of cursive script.