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Chinese Arts

Tai O, Hong Kong view map

“Ink and Wash Painting” and “Chinese Calligraphy”
are considered the most important arts in China
and the most refined form of East Asian painting.
They were developed in China during AD 618 -907,
introduced to Korea and Japan in the mid-14th century.

The brushes for both wash painting and calligraphy are similar.
They are traditionally made from bamboo with goat,
ox, horse, sheep, rabbit, deer or wolf hair.

The paintings and calligraphy were drawn by the 80-year-old shop owner.

Posted on 28 December 2008
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Dan Greenberg14-Aug-2011 04:46
Excellent story telling shot, CM and a great narrative to go with it. ~V~
zyziza21-Nov-2009 10:27
Exotic place and art! v
Jeff Real09-Jul-2009 03:26
I love the photography and the wonderful celebration of such beauty and artistry ~V~
2004 31-Dec-2008 13:16
Nice shot !
Jean Chiasson30-Dec-2008 01:10
Wow beautiful and artistic comp big vote
Guest 29-Dec-2008 14:56
Thanks for sharing, CM. It is a kaleidoscope of chinese art.
Guest 29-Dec-2008 14:42
It is wonderful to see art forms from diffierent cultures, CM. There are many beautiful works of art in this image!
Peter Stahl29-Dec-2008 03:27
Looks like a great place to go. Excellent presentation and composition. GMV.
bill friedlander29-Dec-2008 02:01
An excellent view of the art, the artist, and materials. V
Guest 28-Dec-2008 19:06
Very nice light and exposure.
Raymond28-Dec-2008 16:58
Hung Hao... I could spend a lot of time in that shop, admiring the beautiful arts.
Years ago, I recall watching an old man writing Chinese calligraphy, with a long brush, on the sidewalk ! He was writing with water, on the sidewalk's dust, as if cleaning the sidewalk, I was facinated, knowing that it would all disapear with the rain, the people walking on it, the wind... it was all so... temporary, like our lives on this earth.
A very beautiful image of your part of the world.
Chad Ramsey28-Dec-2008 16:58
How neat a view of this shop! V
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography28-Dec-2008 16:44
Good capture, it looks like a very interesting place, V.
Walter Otto Koenig28-Dec-2008 16:08
Nice image of a fascinating shop. Wonderful calligraphy and art. Thank you for the description. "V"
Char28-Dec-2008 14:18
Hi CM,
There are so many wonderful and interesting works of art to look at in this scene. A terrific capture with great details. \/
XiaoBernard9928-Dec-2008 14:18
I am happy Kwan to see this shop.I remember last year when in Xian in the Arabian market I bought for my wife a delightful painting of little bird,done by young students of a famous professor.All day I can see it in my sleeping room.
I agree Chinese shop or painting gets a great perfume of Orient,we feel immediately the Transportation to the Dream Land.
Thanks Dear Kwan for this Trip.
Milos Markovic28-Dec-2008 12:04
Love your educational lines, CM.
A great way to learn something about the culture not so close to our own.
Guest 28-Dec-2008 10:04
What a rich choice of arts! V
Fong Lam28-Dec-2008 09:29
Chinese calligraphy is an abstract art and one does not need to know Chinese to appreciate its beauty.
Well done on this wonderful interior capture, Kwan!! V
an nguyen28-Dec-2008 05:58
The place I really like to shop....nice details...