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Calligraphy in seal script



Huang Miaozi


1913 – 2012

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Media categories
    Scroll , Painting
    Materials used
    hanging scroll; ink on paper
    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]"

    Gift of Edmund Capon AM, OBE 2006
    Not on display
    Accession number
    Artist information
    Huang Miaozi

    Works in the collection


  • 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.

  • Places

    Where the work was made


  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

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