Sun Kuo-t'ing: Shu-p'u (Essay on Calligraphy)

Tang Dynasty / handscroll / ink on paper

Sun Kuo-t'ing (648?-698?) was a native of Fu-yang, Chekiang province. His style name was Ch'ien-li. This work is a masterpiece celebrated from olden times as a paragon of the cursive script. The piece, written in beautiful sentences of alternating four-and six-character phrases, not only comments on ancient masters, discusses calligraphy styles, explains techniques and indicates the method of studying calligraphy, but is also a representative theory on calligraphy from the T'ang dynasty. The calligraphy evolves magnificently, indicating a rich variety from the regulated style at the beginning to the fluent brush strokes from the middle to the end sections.
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C3 Ink on Paper 27.8cm x 925.0cm
10.9in x 364.2in
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