Chinese Calligraphy Artworks and Masters – Sun Guo Ting (孫過庭/Sun Kuo T’ing): Paragon of Calligraphy

 

A Short Biography of Sun Guo Ting (孫過庭/Sun Kuo T’ing)

The Tang Dynasty is well known as the era in which the Chinese calligraphy tradition both established its roots firmly in the society, and achieved some of its most sublime heights. While much of the groundwork for this calligraphic revolution was accomplished by such early court figures as Ouyang Xun (歐陽詢/ Ou-yang Hsün, 557-641 CE) and Yu Shinan (虞世南/Yü Shih-nan, 558-638), Sun Guoting (646-691) might be said to epitomize the idea of the amateur Tang calligraphy master.

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