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"Yungang Cup" Gold Award Work: Is it ugly or innovative and interesting?

2023-02-06 13:47:48 [Share Photography ]
"Yungang Cup" Gold Award Work: Is it ugly or innovative and interesting?

Recently, Chen Shoubin from Shenzhen won the Grand Prize of the Biennale with a total score of 97.68 in the finals of the first National Weibei Calligraphy Biennale of "Yungang Cup", and was highly recognized by the on-site judges for many times. But as soon as the work was released, netizens were not calm. There is a sea of ​​doubts, how can such a work be crowned? Online discussions have exploded, with different camps fighting each other, and more calligraphy enthusiasts have begun to doubt modern calligraphy, the judges, and their own cognition. There are comments: Messy, ugly, childish elements can be seen everywhere! More netizens posted the children's habit of writing to question. There are also rebuttals: With Wei and Jin style, it has indeed reached a new level of appreciation that ordinary people cannot understand! So is it an ugly book or a masterpiece? Let’s take a look at the works first. The works of this kind are “people’s skills for decades, and they are all over the world. There is no way to make progress, only breakthroughs. You look at the problem from a different perspective. Don’t take your own poor and superficial recognition. know how to judge other people's professionalism." It is still "opportunistically, writing some strange-shaped characters, claiming that the sword is slanted, but in fact deviating from the classics, this is the strange and chaotic phenomenon of today's calligraphy." Since it is Wei Bei's calligraphy, let's take a look at what is Wei Bei. Wei Stele is a general term for stone inscriptions in Northern Dynasties during the Southern and Northern Dynasties (AD 420-588). The Northern Wei Dynasty is the most refined. It can be roughly divided into four types: stele inscriptions, epitaphs, statue inscriptions and cliff inscriptions. At this time, calligraphy was a transitional calligraphy system that inherited the past and opened up the future. Zhong Zhishuai said that Wei Bei "can see the old style of the Han and Qin Dynasties from the top, and can observe the customs of the Sui and Tang Dynasties." huge impact. The calligraphers of the past dynasties also learned the useful essence from them in the innovation and reform. Wei Bei has various styles, simple and precipitous, comfortable and smooth. The most famous ones are "Zheng Wengong Monument", "Zhang Menglong Monument", "Gao Zhen Monument", "Yuanhuai Epitaph" and "Zhang Xuan Epitaph". The mid-Qing Dynasty advocated "respecting monuments and suppressing posts", breaking the shackles of "guan pavilion style", the rise of monument science, and a change in the style of calligraphy. The Wei Stele inherits the Han Li tradition on top and starts the new Tang Kai style, laying a solid foundation for the structure and brushwork of modern Chinese characters. However, there are many cliff stone carvings, which are not written on the stone first, but directly carved on the stone surface. When writing, be careful not to exaggerate the knife marks to avoid getting used to it. The above text, borrowed from the Internet search, can see the origin, development, inheritance and change of Wei Bei's calligraphy. The 50-year-old award-winning calligrapher Chen Shoubin of Wei Bei's boutique "Hen Zhang's Epitaph" looks simple and honest from the photos. He is the older of the contestants this time. During the visit, he spoke softly and always had a smile on his face. Talking about his connection with calligraphy, Chen Shoubin recalled, "When I was a child, there was an uncle in the opera troupe in the village who liked to write calligraphy, and he would write couplets for the villagers every New Year. When I see a font I like, I imitate and write it, and now I focus on Wei Bei." "Calligraphy is a matter of thinking, washing, grinding, and accumulating over time." Looking back on the course of learning calligraphy in the past 40 years, Chen Shoubin said: "I have never copied too much. The road, the next is stupid. The so-called 'the method is as high as possible, elegant and new', it is accumulated over time." The language is simple. According to Chen Shoubin himself: his calligraphy has won many awards in national competitions, and has been selected for the 2nd National Regular Script Works Exhibition, the 10th National Calligraphy and Seal Cutting Works Exhibition, and the 3rd Chinese Calligraphy "Lanting Award" Art Award and more than 10 national Sexual Calligraphy Exhibition, is now a member of the Chinese Calligraphers Association and Guangdong Province Calligraphers Association. Such a calligrapher is very different from those jianghu warlocks like the ugly books in the rivers and lakes, both in appearance and speech. However, the works presented have the same taste. Confused. Is it for the sake of chasing the current trend of unconventional and unconventional fashion, or because of the inability to break through? We don't know. If it is because of the inability to break through and desperately take risks, it can only make people feel regretful. If it is to chase the trend of the times, it will make people think deeply: what kind of power makes an honest person also go to the rivers and lakes. Just when the author wrote the above text, an account named "Calligraphy Internal Reference" on the online platform just released the evaluation of the special award. Screenshot below. The name of "Calligraphy Internal Reference" should be a connoisseur, which once again made me have deep doubts about my appreciation level. In order to improve your appreciation, find out the fine products of Wei Bei again and study them. Dragon Gate Twenty Grades 1. "The Statue of Bhikshu Hui Becomes His Deceased Father Shi Pinggong" 2. "The Statue of Mrs. Yuchi, the King of Changle, Qiu Mulingliang, for the Death of the Ox" Because there are too many pictures, the remaining 18 are self-study, Not to share here. As a unique art form in China, the art of Chinese calligraphy has a history of about several thousand years since the beginning of writing. Worth pondering! But no matter how we develop, we must keep in mind: worthy of ancestors, worthy of descendants.

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