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An introduction of Chinese calligraphy

From earliest day of history to nowadays, calligraphy is an art that widely practiced throughout Asia society. Although it uses Chinese words as its vehicle of expression, one may not have to know Chinese to appreciate its beauty because, in essence, Calligraphy is an abstract art. While viewing a Western abstract painting, one does not ask, “What is it?” When viewing Chinese calligraphy, one need not ask, “What is the Chinese word?” Like all art, it is best to simply look at them and enjoy its unique “style” and aesthetics that might covey connotations such as ability, mysterious, careful, carefree, balance, unrestrained, mature, virile, grace, sober, well-knit, prolix, rich, exuberant and classic.