Poetry of Zheng Banqiao in running-cursive script

Yip Man-Yam2004

Hong Kong Museum of Art

Hong Kong Museum of Art

Yip likes to explore the potential and possibility of Chinese calligraphy by making reference to different styles, as seen in this work. Written in running and cursive script, it attempts to explore distortion, contrast and pictorial elements in calligraphic art. The rhythmic flow of the script comes from the varied ink tones and brushwork. While each character is an independent unit, a sense of continuity is achieved through the dynamic relationship between characters and space.

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  • Title: Poetry of Zheng Banqiao in running-cursive script
  • Creator: Yip Man-yam
  • Date Created: 2004
  • Theme: Calligraphy
  • Physical Dimensions: w384 x h84 cm
  • Artist's Biography: Yip learned calligraphy and seal carving from Lai Chusheng. He moved to Hong Kong in 1982 and was a Chinese arts curriculum coordinator in the School of Professional and Continuing Education of The University of Hong Kong. He is the consultant of the Hong Kong Institute of Calligraphy and Seal-cutting Art; a member of the Hong Kong Art Association, Xiling Seal Society and the Calligraphers Association of Guangdong Province; and formerly an examiner of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. He was awarded the "Urban Council Fine Arts Award (Calligraphy, Seal Carving)" (1994, 1996) and the "Hong Kong Arts Development Award" (Hong Kong Arts Development Council, 1999).
  • Type: Ink on paper