Introduction of Exhibition
Calligraphy in China is an old and unique traditional art. Chinese calligraphy is based on Chinese written characters and gradually develops into a most concentrated aesthetic form of art that provides an understanding of the Chinese culture. In the Ming and Qing Dynasties, numerous calligraphers continued working strenuously in developing new and multiplex styles. Their persistent efforts made the Chinese calligraphy a shining pearl among the world art treasure.
There are a large number of collections of calligraphy of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in our museum, especially the works of celebrities from Hunan Province. They show the elegant and distinct demeanor of Hunan calligraphy. The displayed collection of the Ming and Qing Dynasties epitomizes the continuation, innovation and development of calligraphy in Hunan along with other parts of China.