Discussion » Chinese Language & Culture » 兰亭序 Lanting Xu .calligraphy

  • Kinko
    Kinko wrote:
    <p>I uploaded some new images in my albums,all about Lanting Xu the most famous work of calligraphy&nbsp;by Wang Xizhi, composed in year 353.or you&nbsp;can visit the website <a href="http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=12582611722">http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=12582611722</a>&nbsp;.</p> <p>Written in semi-cursive script, it is the most well-known and well-copied piece ever. It describes a gathering of 42 literati including Xie Anand Sun Chuo (孙绰) at the Orchid Pavilion near Shaoxing, Zhejiang, during the Spring Purification Festival to compose poems and enjoy the wine. The gentlemen had engaged in a drinking contest: wine cups were floated down a small winding creek as the men sat along its banks; whenever a cup stopped, the man closest to the cup was required to empty it and write a poem. In the end, twenty-six of the participants composed thirty-seven poems.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

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