Journal article

Metal and Stone, Brush and Ink: Word as Source in the Art of Huang Binhong

Claire M Roberts

PORTAL Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies | University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)


Like many of his contemporaries, scholar-artist Huang Binhong (1865-1955) received a classical education with deep foundations in text-based historical learning that engendered creative expression in the form of painting, calligraphy and seal carving. While based on cultural traditions of the past, these scholarly arts were directed at experiencing the present and imagining the future. Calligraphy and painting may be understood as the living embodiment of the artist who is vitally connected to the historical past, whereas the printed impression of words or images carved into stone conveys ideas associated with authenticity, longevity and artistic completion. When combined in a brush-and-ink ..

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