Essay: The museum’s collection contains a deep reverence for the previous calligraphers

2022-08-01 0 By

Xinzhou Xiurong Academy Museum Xiurong String song hall west display cabinet, hanging former xian Ning chaowu’s calligraphy four screens.It is written in a running script with sophisticated and elegant handwriting, which has won praise from most visitors since it was exhibited.A few days ago, Mr. Liu, a collector of taiyuan, the provincial capital, also made a special trip to see this group of collections.Ning Chaowu, styled Zigao, alias Pu Zhai, ancestral home in Songtai Village, Wutai County, Shanxi Province.His ancestors in the Qing Dynasty guangxu years with his wife Zhao moved to the west of Xinzhou Under the Wufeng Mountain Gunzhanggou village, settled in Xinzhou.Ning Chaowu was intelligent and studious from an early age. During the republic of China, he was a student of Xin County middle school and was admitted to Shanxi University with excellent results.In 1920, he was recommended to Keio University in Japan, where he majored in philosophy.After returning to China, he served as lieutenant General director of Shanxi Taiyuan Pacification Office, Secretary General of Shanxi Provincial Government and director of provincial Literature Committee.After liberation, he worked in the provincial Industry Department.Mr. Ning Chaowu is knowledgeable, good at poetry, is a famous contemporary calligrapher.These four screens are three of ning Chaowu’s poems written by he Shaoji, a famous calligrapher of the Qing Dynasty, in the poem “Forty Quattoes of Jinling Zaishu”. The content is as follows:T-curtain before still as if, more who gossip to the southern Dynasty.Two thin visit to the ancient Jiangnan, smell said days to stay miao phase nunnery.Begonia empty monk to do, pool pavilion non fujiu old fine blue.Three public embrace Haitian wide, section paper static cold.Mat pina group Yan set, a new love of the old rain.He Shaoji, courtesy name Zizhen, alias Dongzhou Lay scholar, was born in Daoxian county, Hunan province. In the 16th year of Daoguang (1836), he successively served as the editor of the National History Museum and the academic director of Sichuan Province.He tongjing history, poetry vigorous, but also a generation of calligraphy and painting masters.”Jinling Miscellaneous Forty Quattoes” is he Shaoji’s old age tour jinling when the creation of poetry, are seven-character poems.Throughout he Shaoji’s “Jinling Miscellaneous 40 Quattoes”, it can be said that both poems and books are excellent, complementing each other.Because this set of poems was written when he traveled to Jinling, the content of the poem is more about scenery, but the meter is neat and rigorous, the sentences are vivid, and the lyric is particularly in place, which highlights his high knowledge and literary creation restraint.From the perspective of calligraphy, “Jinling Zaishu forty Quattoes” can be regarded as the representative of he Shaoji’s late running letters.When he composed and wrote this series of poems, he was already 66 years old, which was the peak period of calligraphy.This work can be said to condense his lifetime accumulation of techniques and emotional experience, between the lines reflects the feelings of the literati of his era.The whole 40 poems are written naturally, and each poem is marked with small words or feelings about the poem. The relationship between words and words, lines and lines is close, giving people a simple aesthetic feeling of uplifting and natural.Late Qing dynasty calligrapher, stone scholar Mo Youzhi in the poem after the postscript cloud: “light naive, take off all the ways of the book, gaisi swim extremely proud of the book.”The aesthetic characteristics of His calligraphy are “thick” and “clever and beautiful”, which has formed its own unique style and exerted a profound influence on the calligraphic style of later generations. He shaoji can be regarded as a great master in the late Qing dynasty.Ning chaowu loves calligraphy all his life, he is especially pleased with the words of his predecessor, He Shaoji, six years of youth post, stick to it, with the current words is he Weng’s “hardcore fans”.In his later years, he integrated the works of Yan Zhenqing and He Shaoji, and was highly praised by later generations.Fine taste of these four screens, it is not difficult to see that there are dots in the structure of he Weng’s spirit.At the end of the text of the four screens of Ning Chaowu’s calligraphy, there is a line of inscription “Mirror is like my brother’s elegant and upright, and my brother’s super wu”.From the sign-off of these words, we know that it was written by Ning Chaowu to his schoolmate Zhi Jingru.During the War of Resistance against Japan, Zhi Jingru, zhi Chengye, a native of Youzhao Village in Xin County, founded the Northwest Education And Education Institute in Hanzhong, Shaanxi province, and helped and raised nearly 3,000 orphans in distress. He was once paid attention and funded by soong Qingling, Yu Youren and other political figures of the Republic of China, and was praised by the whole society at that time.Ning Chaowu and Zhi Jingru are excellent students who came out of Xinxian Middle School in the Republic of China. These four screens can be said to be the witness of xinxian middle school graduates forging ahead with each other, but also an important collection of Xiurong Academy museum.(Zhang Liujin/Man Leung Shengzhi/photo)