A Chinese Calligraphy Book for Mi Fu's Xing Shu Style. It is made of Water Paper for Endless Practice
Calligraphist: Mi FuStyle: Xing Shu Edition Information:
Chinese, 26 pages, 14.8 in x 10.4 in / 37.0 cm x 26.0 cm, softcover
Lulu’s Water Paper Book is a series of tools designed to help beginners and advanced artists alike learn and practice calligraphy. Each book features an ancient and famous note in a specific style for you to imitate that will allow you to easily and quickly learn calligraphy. Best of all, every book in this series is made of Magic Water Paper, which uses water instead of ink. The marks you make on this material will disappear about two minutes after you have drawn on it. At that point, you can start over again – it is endless practice. Furthermore, this product has the added bonus of being environmentally friendly!
Called the Shu Su Tie, this note is said to be the most beautiful calligraphy note in Chinese history. It was written by Mi Fu (1051 A.D. – 1107 A.D.) in Xing Shu style in 1088 A.D. He was a great calligrapher and painter in the North Song Dynasty, and his great acheivements lie in Zhuan Shu, Li Shu, Xing Shu and Cao Shu scripts.
Shu Su Tie means a calligraphy note that is written on the best silk from Sichuan province. The story goes that a man named Shao Zizhong bought a piece of the finest silk and put it on a scroll to form the Shu Su Tie. His plan was to ask a famous calligraphist to write on it, but three generations passed and no one dared to write on it. Finally, when Lin Xi had been the owner of the Shu Su Tie for over 20 years, he asked Mi Fu to write on it. Being very brave and confident, he wrote eight poems on the silk that have now become a great treasure of Chinese culture.