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calligraphy

(Encyclopedia) calligraphy klg´rf [Gr.,=beautiful writing], skilled penmanship practiced as a fine art. See also inscription; paleography. European Calligraphy In Europe two sorts of…

Brewer's: Calligraphy

(The art of ). Writing very minutely and yet clearly. Peter Bale, in the sixteenth century, wrote in the compass of a silver penny the Lord's Prayer, the Creed, the Ten Commandments, two…

Zao Wou-Ki

(Encyclopedia) Zao Wou-Ki or Chao Wu-chi, 1920–2013, Chinese-French painter who combined a traditional Asian sensibility with Western abstraction. He studied ink painting and calligraphy as well as…

Chinese art

(Encyclopedia) Chinese art, works of art produced in the vast geographical region of China. It the oldest art in the world and has its origins in remote antiquity. (For the history of Chinese…

The Chinese Zodiac

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Kline, Franz

(Encyclopedia) Kline, Franz, 1910–62, American painter, b. Wilkes-Barre, Pa. He studied (1937–38) in England, then settled in New York City. His first works were representational, often portraying…

Tung Ch'i-ch'ang

(Encyclopedia) Tung Ch'i-ch'ang doong ch-chäng, 1555–1636, leading painter, calligrapher, connoisseur, and critic of the Ming dynasty. A high official in various public offices, was also…

uncial

(Encyclopedia) uncial: see paleography; calligraphy.

lettering

(Encyclopedia) lettering: see calligraphy; typography.

Chu Ta

(Encyclopedia) Chu Ta or Zhu Daboth: joo dä, c.1626–c.1705, Chinese painter and calligrapher, also known as Pa-ta-shan-jen or Bada Shanren. Said to have been a descendant of the imperial Ming family…