Politics, philosophy, history and literature, poetry in particular, were staples of ancient Chinese writings. Shuzheng (hanyu pinyin) might be translated as political writings: shu = books, classics, writings, annals; zheng = politics of government or political activity. The title is inspired by the canonical works in five of the Chinese classical writings (五經), namely history (shujing 書經), poetry (shijing 詩經), rites (liji 禮記), spring and autumn annals (chunqiu 春秋), book of changes (yijing 易經).
The rotating header banners above reflect a fusion of photography and painting. You can tell they are contemporary because of the subject matter. Older paintings dating back to the Han and Tang eras, for example, were almost exclusively urban scenes, landscapes and nature. Of flora paintings, bamboo remains a perennial favorite because of its widespread presence, enormous specie variety, and its influence on and its practical uses in daily life.
The tipped brush is well suited to bamboo art, calligraphy and script writing but it’s a difficult tool for painting in general, human figures in particular.
Farther below is example of the result of taking ancient Chinese aesthetic sense into modernity by constructing music from an ancient story and putting it in play with western instruments.
This site has been curated by two persons, of whom the site’s namesake shuzheng did most of the writing in Chinese that were in turn translated by rihaku. Since 2016, following a series of unfortunate events, the latter was left as the only contributor.
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