Excerpt from Sun Guoting's Prologue on Calligraphy in Combined Regular, Running and Cursive Scripts

Dr TanTsze Chor’s early education in China laid the foundation for his knowledge of Chinese poetry and calligraphy. He boldly broke away from tradition by using coloured ink and adopting several different scripts within a single piece of work. His writing has a strong sense of ornamentation due to their colours, combination of scripts and sometimes, the use of patterned paper or silk. This is a quotation from the great calligrapher, Sun Guoting's (648-703) 'Prologue on Calligraphy' (Shupu Xu). Here, Dr Tan experiments with varying intensities of ink to achieve a modulated effect. It is further enhanced by the cursive flourishes of his characters.

Artist Name
Tan Tsze Chor
Date/Period
Dated 1978
Region
Singapore
Dimension
Image size: Image: H108.5cm x W40.5cm, Image size: Mount: H225.5cm x W59.5cm
Accession No.
2002-00775
Material
Chinese ink on paper
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Credit Line
From the Xiang Xue Zhuang Collection in memory of Dr Tan Tsze Chor
Category
Paintings