What are Types of Chinese Seals and their Application in Chinese Brush Painting and Calligraphy?


Introduction of Chinese Seal Types and their Usage in Chinese Art

The seals applied to Chinese artworks most often fall into three types according to the characters inscribed upon them. If a work has only one seal, it will surely be the name of the artist, his name seal. The other two types are the leisure seal and the studio seal. A leisure seal will most often contain a motto or auspicious saying, while a studio seal, as the name suggests, proclaims the studio of the artist.

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