Ink dance
October 30, 2008 1:04 PM   Subscribe

Dancing with Ink: by Taiwanese photographer Liu Chunxing (刘纯兴).
posted by of strange foe (9 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Are the photos better if you understand what the characters mean?
posted by chunking express at 1:11 PM on October 30, 2008


Not really, since most of the background are more about individual strokes, but it does help if you like calligraphy...
posted by of strange foe at 1:16 PM on October 30, 2008


Very pretty.

Reminds me of the movie The Pillow Book (well worth a watch).

From the synopsis: As a child in Japan, Nagiko's father celebrates her birthday retelling the Japanese creation myth and writing on her flesh in beautiful calligraphy, while her aunt reads a list of "beautiful things" from a 10th-century pillow book.
posted by cjorgensen at 1:26 PM on October 30, 2008


man, that is a synopsis of the first 5 minutes of The Pillow Book. I adore that movie, so here's a better synopsis.

Nagiko's father writes on her flesh in beautiful calligraphy. After that it's... well, there's a lot of gay sex, and writing on flesh, and Making books out of people, and... look it goes a lot of places.

Did we mention it's by Peter Greenaway?
posted by shmegegge at 2:43 PM on October 30, 2008


Is there something I'm supposed to be able to see on that page? All I get is Chinese characters and a blank text box and a couple of small images in the left hand nav?
posted by jacquilynne at 3:39 PM on October 30, 2008


q.blog.sina.com.cn could not be found. Please check the name and try again.
posted by gman at 3:44 PM on October 30, 2008


Are the photos better if you understand what the characters mean?

I'm afraid I will never, ever understand the Chinese fascination with calligraphy. I've all but stopped going to museums here because when they aren't rooms after room of jade and ceramic, they're just room after room filled with scrolls featuring slightly different penmanship. There's a lot to like about traditional Chinese art but the calligraphy is totally lost on me, despite sometimes knowing what's written.
posted by msbrauer at 4:51 PM on October 30, 2008


gman, here's an alternative link.
posted by of strange foe at 5:15 PM on October 30, 2008


Ugh, I hate simplified characters.
posted by Poagao at 1:37 AM on November 2, 2008


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