Scribbles, Dribbles, Ripples 詩韻墨戲
Calligraphy by M K Chan 陳文巖書法
Edited by Anita Yin-fong Wong
January 2009
136 pages
9" x 12", illustrations throughout
HK$100 (Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China, and Taiwan only)
US$16 (Other Countries)
Hardback 978-962-8038-79-4

This book is the exhibition catalogue of calligraphy by Dr Man Kam CHAN. The exhibition features about fifty pieces of his calligraphic work including handscrolls, hanging scrolls, fan leaves and couplets. Dr Chan graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, HKU in 1972, specializing in Nephrology. He has long been interested in classical Chinese poetry, teaching himself to compose Chinese poetry as a secondary school student at Queen’s College. His works have a particular aesthetic: poetic and reminiscent of the literati, but with a modern air. Dr Chan specializes in cursive script, the most expressive style of Chinese calligraphy. His strokes are elegant, forceful and full of personal characteristics. Many of the works exhibited are poems or couplets composed by the artist himself, imbuing his brushwork with a poetic overtone.

本書是「詩韻墨戲:陳文巖書法」的展覽圖錄。是次展覽展出陳文巖醫生約五十件書法作品,包括手卷、立軸、扇面和對聯。陳醫生於一九七二年畢業於香港大學醫學院,為國際知名的腎科專家。他自幼愛好中國古典詩詞,在中學就讀皇仁書院時,已自學賦詩填詞。他的作品富有詩意,別具時代特色。在書法創作方面,陳文巖專注草書,他的筆法流暢,風格雄渾,自闢蹊徑。今次的展品中不少是他自撰的詩詞及楹聯,充滿詩韻墨趣。

 
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