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Monday, January 17, 2005

Okay, so I'm not always right

Okay, so maybe I'm not always* right.
Characters on seals may be cut in relief or in intaglio.
Bonus points if you know what intaglio means.

However, note also the following:
The artist...should know how to arrange within a limited space a number of characters-- some compact with many strokes and others sketchy with very few-- to achieve a vigorous or graceful effect.

So you see, it's not the number of strokes in a name that determines the grace and beauty of a seal, but rather the competence of the artist. And no comments about the word "sketchy" please. I'm sure it means something completely different in calligraphy.

Your Favorite (sometimes fallible) Jerk


At Monday, January 17, 2005 4:33:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This post deserves no comment other than: ITYS. Go figure that one out.

PX >:(


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