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Title

Calligraphy in seal script


Artist

HUANG Miaozi

China

1913 - 08 Jan 2012


About

The calligraphy is written in seal script and reads 'qixiang wanqian' (Nature abounds in changes). It is followed by an inscription in running script, that reads: 'The four-character 'qixiang wanqian' is painted at the request of GE Peng (Edmund Capon). [inscribed by] Miaozi in the year of 'jisi' (1989). The inscription is followed by the calligrapher's personal seal (Huang Miaozi). There is another seal at the top right corner, which reads, 'lairishi' (Studio of the days to come).

Huang Miaozi, a native of Zhongshan in Guangdong, has been active since the late 30s as an editor and art critic, and has published widely on Chinese painting and calligraphy. He is also a well known calligrapher, and currently holds a position in the committee of the National Calligraphy Society. He has been admired for his innovative approach amongst the classical calligraphers in modern China, for the shaping of his characters. He often takes one of the ancient forms of script that were originally cast on bronzes or carved stone and then rewrites them with a brush in, say, seal script, which gives them an unexpected liveliness.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, October 2006.


Details


Place where the work was made

China


Date

1989


Media category

Painting


Materials used

hanging scroll; ink on paper


Dimensions

50.1 x 34.4 cm


Signature & date

Signed l.l., in Chinese, inscribed in black ink "… Miaozi in 1989." Signed l.l., in Chinese, stamped in red ink "Miaozi [artist's seal]"


Credit

Gift of Edmund Capon 2006


Location

Not on display


Accession number

343.2006


Artist information

HUANG Miaozi

Works in the collection

3


Place

Where the work was made
China

Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Jackie Menzies, Contemporary Chinese Painting, 'Huang Miaozi', Sydney, 1985, 14 (illus.). Cat.no.8

Jackie Menzies, Art of the Brush - Chinese & Japanese painting calligraphy, Sydney, 1995, 9, 14 (illus.). Cat.no.2.9