Thursday, September 11, 2008

Wang Xianzhi

Wang Xianzhi , courtesy name Zijing , was a famous of the Eastern Jin.

He was the seventh and youngest son of the famed Wang Xizhi. Wang inherited his father's talent for the art, although his siblings were all notable calligraphers. His style is more fluid than his father's, demonstrating a response and reaction against Wang Xizhi's calligraphy. Amongst his innovations is the one-stroke , which blends all characters in the writing in a single stroke. Until the Tang Dynasty his influence rivaled and even surpassed that of his father.

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