The art of calligraphy and traditional Chinese characters
Calligraphy has two characteristics : one is the mostly used traditional characters, the second is to write content for the ancient poetry and prose. If use simplified characters written vernacular, many people think that work is not satisfactory, even feel not art.
The nature and people's aesthetic habits, but it cannot be ruled out some objective factors. For example, the characters of structure and strokes make it easy to give people the beauty of calligraphy.
Through literature, is a calligrapher
The calligraphy art of Chinese characters, in a very long historical period, is in traditional characters Age used traditional characters for the exchange of tools to create and develop. When people use traditional Chinese characters study, work, life problems, write traditional Chinese characters is art, is the most important and practical skill. Therefore, the traditional Chinese Characters Calligraphy skillfully and naturally is modern people cannot be likened to. Coupled with the then calligraphy population much, almost every literate person is calligraphy population, is really the whole nation system, good calligrapher nature beyond count, which resulted in traditional Chinese Characters Calligraphy aesthetic value higher phenomenon.
We now see the works of calligraphy, before and after the liberation of the contrast difference is very big, people with common sense can appreciate this point. Those with traditional Chinese characters as a living, working, writing essentials of the calligrapher's work, the life, work and does not need complex characters also make no brush compared to others, the taste is different. Modern calligrapher, many people do not know the ancient knowledge, traditional characters, to write the writing brush character for calligraphy and calligraphy, or even just repeated writing some words, his works inevitably gives" crash" feelings, tastes bad. To understand ancient, understanding and writing characters, should be the calligrapher's basic quality, no such quality, it is very difficult for you to" calligraphy".
Of course, this is not to say that simplified characters cannot write calligraphy, calligraphy is as the development of writing and change. Text by numerous chemokines Jian Nai is the rule, with the passage of time, Chinese characters strokes in few words more and more is the fact that does not dispute, this did not affect the development of the art of calligraphy. But it should be pointed out, the previous text development change is a natural process, but the massive Chinese characters simplified is mandatory, is a human and not a natural process. Admittedly, the simplified Chinese characters and the abandoned, in some degree caused the fracture of calligraphy art.
Of course, this is not to say that against the simplification of Chinese characters and requirements of restoration using a brush, but only from the point of view of calligraphy art, should give the characters a little space, no need to spare none, in fact to do,
This is certainly have been fierce opposition. Some people think that the traditional characters is difficult to read, is more difficult to write, for the exchange of information is extremely inconvenient, hindering the social, economic, science and technology is the cultural development of the negative factors, together with the brush to be discarded should.
Indeed, a brush with traditional Chinese characters are not so practical, but it does not influence the calligraphy as an art of existence and development. The utility function of desalination, instead of making the calligraphy as an art category independence highlighted.
The value of works of art in an aesthetic, rather than practical
No practical art, is a fundamental characteristic. If only from practical considerations, painting, sculpture, poetry, drama and so on many things should die. Kitchen hangs a Qi Baishi painting of decapod, cannot meal restaurant wine culture; hanging calligraphy works off, still is the salt of acetic acid pepper. Only to see the Chinese characters is practical, not to see the calligraphy art value, it is one-sided understanding.
The world of things, no practical value of many, but not all as of no value. Children play, picking up to a stack of firewood, held not to feed cattle grass, what is the use? Sports are also has the practicability of fitness, but not entirely abolished.
Art and aesthetics is the fundamental difference between humans and other animal animal, may also have their own aesthetic ability, for example the elephant feels a long nose is beautiful. But can such as the human art of other animal has not found.
A lot of aesthetic value is our appreciation and love their important reason. For the protection of wild animal, environmentalists offer many reasons, such as the maintenance of ecological balance and so on. I think the aesthetic value is also an important reason. Zoo tiger aesthetic value certainly higher than the Zhou Zhenglong shot the fake tiger tigers in the wild, and aesthetic value is higher than the tiger in the zoo. We protect the tiger, and not because of its practical and economic value, is not to bubble of tiger bone wine treatment old product -- at least for now the tiger is also no practical value. The art of calligraphy is not only for practical, more important is the heritage of culture and aesthetic value.
The art of calligraphy should give traditional Chinese characters in a certain space, but if all of a sudden recovery characters are not reliable. Even the authority by the resolution and legal effect, as some high culture degree and Ladies wanted it restores" Roman", in practice may also carry out. The reason is very simple, there is no way to let the people at a draught by the use of simplified Chinese characters to characters, let to trillion calculations who can suddenly become somewhat illiterate.
If you really want to return to the traditional character, also cannot use administrative jussive method, can only let it become a come very naturally process. Do not come very naturally, it would still use the simplified character only, but should not be forced.
As the development of computer technology, traditional Chinese characters to write to recognize the problem is not so serious. Because many people no longer pen handwriting, but the computer typing, Mr. Lu Xun worried that it is very difficult to many Chinese characters strokes into the box to the problem, in front of a computer is not exist. Even read characters have no problem, electronic document can be arbitrarily put characters conversion for simplified Chinese characters, simplified characters into Chinese characters. Due to the development of science and technology and the traditional characters are ignored, as is the development of science and technology, and to the characters return to create the conditions. Science and technology of magic are often contrary to our expectation. canvas prints .
The art of calligraphy and traditional Chinese characters