Calligraphy

Calligraphy

Chinese calligraphy is widely practiced and recognized throughout China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. There are general standards for various styles of calligraphy in this tradition and also experimental, unconventional styles. Chinese calligraphy and ink and wash painting are closely related, since they are accomplished using similar tools and techniques. Chinese painting and calligraphy distinguish themselves from other cultural arts because they emphasize motion and are charged with dynamic life.