On May 17 the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy held a Chinese calligraphy workshop as a part of presenting Alone in a Boat Reading Lao Zi project. Tatyana Shlyonskikh, publisher and originator of the project, started the meeting with a story about the idea behind it, the process and the contribution made by some renowned partakers, such as translator Lyudmila Kondrasheva, Russian traveller Fedor Konyukhov and calligraphy artist Zhao Xueli
Calligraphy, as one of the features of scholarship, is closely linked to the conception of a new display in the Kremlin Museums, since the project is dedicated to the "extension of knowledge" in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)—a period when interest in art, literature, music, philosophy and history becomes a real cult.
An exhibition of calligraphy to commemorate the Great Patriotic War Victory Day opened with a ceremony on May 8 at 5.00 pm. The opening ceremony saw a performance of a children chamber choir of Vladimir Loktev’s singing and dancing ensemble, followed by an exhibition tour and a meeting with calligraphy artists.
On 16th of May the final stage of “My manuscript book” open municipal conquest will take place in M.Gorkiy Volgograd regional library. The following book-art works will be represented in the framework of the conquest: author’s manuscript books, in many cases of unusual shapes with hand-made figures. Their authors are the graduates of lyceums, gymnasiums, kindergartens and the educators of Volgograd.
On 17th of May at 1 p.m. we kindly invite all the lovers of Chinese calligraphy and philosophy to the Contemporary Museum of calligraphy. This day the expert Xiao Sueli will held a master class on Chinese calligraphy and will represent the ancient Chinese treatise “Tao Te Ching” performed with special purpose for “ALONE in a BOAT reading Laozi” project.
At the end of April, the final lessons were held in the framework of the children course at the National school of beautiful writing art. During the final lesson the kids have presented their final works. They proudly showed the correct writing, their tools command skills, compositional thinking and their ability to decorate the calligraphic texts.
The human health is broadly depending on the physical exercises since the writing of letters requires a complete calmness and concentration. Therefore, the human body is gradually getting into a normal rhythm of work and the movements by brush and pen help training the nervous system and strengthening the muscular system of the upper limbs.