Huang Tingjian (Chinese: 黄庭堅) (1045–1105) was a Chinese artist, scholar, government official, and poet of the Song Dynasty. He is predominantly known as a calligrapher, but was also admired for his painting and poetry. He was one of the Four masters of the Song Dynasty, and was a student of Su Shi at his school of literati painting.
Huang Tingjian is noted for his prodigious talent in terms of his vast knowledge of Classical Chinese poetry and literature. Huang is also regarded as a particularly fine and creative calligrapher of the Song Dynasty. His xingshu (semi-cursive style of script) displays a sharpness and aggression which is instantly recognizable to students of Chinese calligraphy.
A version of the poem "Cold Food Observance", by Su Shi, which includes some of Huang Tingjian's calligraphy. Su Shi's calligraphy is on the right side. Huang Tingjian's calligraphy is to the left.
Illustration from the Long Corridor.
- Murck, 2
- Encyclopædia Britannica, copyrighted 1994-2005.
- Murck, Alfreda (2000). Poetry and Painting in Song China: The Subtle Art of Dissent. Cambridge (Massachusetts) and London: Harvard University Asia Center for the Harvard-Yenching Institute. ISBN 0-674-00782-4.
- William Willets (1981), Chinese Calligraphy: Its History and Aesthetic Motivation, Oxford University Press.
- Huang Tingjian's Calligraphy Gallery at China Online Museum
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