Spirit Resonance: Student Work from Professor Ying Li's Course "Chinese Calligraphy As An Art Form"Spirit Resonance: Student Work from Professor Ying Li's Course "Chinese Calligraphy As An Art Form"http://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/239131/1368450000Alcove Gallery at Magill2013-05-13T09:00:002013-05-13T17:00:00
May 13, 9:00AM–5:00PM
Alcove Gallery at Magill
Alcove Gallery in Magill Library
Free and Open to the Public
May 2, 2013 to May 19, 2013
9:00 am to 5:00 pm Daily
9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Friday, May 17
Closed, Saturday, May 18
Noon to 4:00 pm, Suday, May 19
This course is a 200-level studio/lecture art course. It includes studio practice, creating art projects, attending illustrated lectures, doing reading assignments and participating in class critiques. Students learn the basic techniques of Chinese Calligraphy, its historical roots and development, and its importance in Chinese culture, especially its connection with painting, poetry and education. It offers training in disciplined hand-eye coordination together with an appreciation for this ancient and contemporary art form. At the same time students learn how western artists have been influenced and inspired by Chinese calligraphy and built on its concept and techniques in their own work. The core of this course is to create students’ own art works based on what they have learned from the art form of Chinese calligraphy, and the knowledge and interests they bring into this class from other disciplines.
The title of the show “Spirit Resonance” is from the Six Principles of Chinese Painting, established by Xie He, a writer, art historian and critic in 6th century China. It became the standard an artist should strive in his or her art. “Spirit Resonance” or Vitality is the first and the core principle among the six. It refers to the energy transmitted from the artist into the work, the overall energy and spirit of a work of art. Xie He said that without Spirit Resonance, there was no need to look further. This spirit resonance flows beautifully through the works in this show. Our student artists have given it a new meaning.
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