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Art in the form of Writing

[ From: David Cheng | Published: 2007-10-19 Views: 1746 | Booked times: 55 ]

As Chinese characters originated from pictures they were meant to describe, how to write words eventually developed into a form of art, even separating into different ¡°schools¡± of writing method. As a result, Chinese calligraphy is treated similar to paintings, and good ones often get framed and displayed. Fans of Chinese calligraphy hardly failed to visit Han Gu Xuan while sightseeing in the Drum Tower area. In addition to calligraphy, the shop also offers various types of paintings, jade, porcelain, and Chinese seals.


The owner himself is a renowned calligrapher. You can get an on-the-spot calligraphy by him starting at RMB 100, and vary pending the number of characters you wish to have. Displayed traditional Chinese paintings by nationally renowned painters start at RMB 1500, and rise upward to RMB 20,000. These paintings are all distinctive ancient Chinese style, and look quite different from western art. On-the-spot painting is available upon request.


Don¡¯t forget to see the china vases displayed on the left side of the counter. They date back over several hundred years to Qing Dynasty. As an expert appraiser himself, the owner personally guarantees the authenticity of the porcelains. Of course, if you just want some non-ancient reproductions instead, Han Gu Xuan also offers some of these products. They¡¯re excellent for gifts or souvenirs. Prices are negotiable.



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Exquisite porcelain and traditional Chinese paintings


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Chinese calligraphy, traditional paintings.

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Shopping in Beijing: In addition to calligraphy, Han Gu Xuan also offers various types of paintings, jade, porcelain, and Chinese seals.The owner himself is a renowned calligrapher