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This work shows a modernistic approach towards combining calligraphy and abstract painting. In the lower part of the work, a horizon is created with spontaneous brushstrokes. The Chinese characters on the upper part composition look like floating or moving in the air as Fung tried to create the overlapping strokes with different ink tones and absorbency of rice paper. Although the media are traditional Chinese ink, brush and rice paper, Fung's work gives a new perspective on viewing works of Chinese painting and calligraphy.

Details

  • Title: Section landscape script
  • Creator: Fung Ming-chip
  • Date Created: 2005
  • Theme: Calligraphy
  • Physical Dimensions: w126 x h122.2 cm
  • Artist's Biography: Fung grew up in Hong Kong, moved to New York in 1970 and returned to Hong Kong in 2006. His works merge Eastern art traditions with the language of Western modern art and embrace the modern nature of Chinese calligraphy. His calligraphy fuses the art of writing, visual art and pictographic elements.
  • Type: Ink on paper

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