Introducing Chinese seal carving with link to a longer article on seal carving.
Introducing Chinese seal carving.

chinese seal carving

antique chinese seal

The Essence of Chinese Painting (IV)

Chinese painting is closely related to the art of seal cutting and, of course, above all to calligraphy. These 3 genres have not only mutually fertilized each other over the centuries, even more, none of them can be viewed in isolation if you want to understand them more deeply.

Chinese seals were and are my great passion. Throughout the centuries, all great Chinese painters have paid the greatest attention to the art of cutting seals. They have collected seals, studied the beauty of the engravings, or used to cut seals themselves.

A long time ago I put together an article on the most odorous terms in the art of seal carving. The article can be viewed at: A brief History on Developement of Chinese Seals

This article is based on a lecture I held on a symposion in 2016, organized by

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