Chinese Grass Script

4. Chinese Grass Script

This is an Example of Grass (caoshu) Script

There are different Chinese scripts. On the left is an example of Grass Script. This rubbing was taken from an engraving of the work of Wang Xizhi (4th century AD), one of China's most famous calligraphers, with whom this style is associated. Strokes could be joined and several characters written with one continuous flow of the brush, which often makes it difficult to read. Sometimes referred as "a shorthand scrawl," whose highly abbreviated characters cannot be recognized without special study. It has a loose, swiftly flowing elegance of its own.

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