Calligraphy on Szechuan Silk
Mi Fu (A.D. 1051-1107), Sung dynasty (A.D. 960--1279)
Ink on silk. Semi-cursive script. Handscroll. 27.8 x 270.8 cm. Signed and dated 1088
Mi Fu (style name Yuan-chang and sobriquet Hai-yueh wai-shih) excelled in painting, calligraphy, and connoisseurship. He was skilled in all of the script forms, but specially in the semi-cursive and cursive varieties.
This work was written in Mi's late thirties. The brush stroke are fluid that move, stop, twist, and turn with extra-ordinary freedom.
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