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What Is the Oldest Chinese Calligraphy?

Calligraphy is an ancient writing style. The oldest calligraphy is from centuries ago, depending upon what you decide to define as calligraphy. The oldest known Chinese calligraphy dates back to the Shang Dynasty (16th to 11th century BC). The Shang Dynasty is considered the golden age of Chinese calligraphy. During the Shang Dynasty, calligraphy was … Read More

The Basic History of Calligraphy

The word “calligraphy” is derived from the Greek word “kallos” meaning “beautiful” and “graphein” meaning “to write.” Calligraphy is the art of beautiful writing. It is a centuries-old art form that uses a pen or brush to create decorative lettering. The history of calligraphy is long and varied. It is believed to have originated in … Read More