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These images come from "Brush and Ink: The Chinese Art of Writing", a special exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum in New York City.

Huang Tingjian (1045-1105)

Huang Tingjian (1045-1105)

Detail from Biographies of Lian Pou and Lin Xiangru


Fan Chengda (1126-1193)

Fan Chengda (1126-1193)

Detail from Colophon to "Fisherman's Lodge at Mount Xisai"


Yelu Chucai (1190-1244)

Yelu Chucai (1190-1244)

Detail from Poem of Farewell to Liu Man


Zhao Mengjian (1199-before 1267)

Zhao Mengjian (1199-before 1267)

Detail from Poems on Painting Plum Blossoms and Bamboo


Emperor Lizong (1205-1264)

Emperor Lizong (1205-1264)

"Passing Master Rong's Temple" by Meng Haoran


Xianyu Shu (1246-1302)

Xianyu Shu (1246-1302)

Detail from Song of the Stone Drums


Poems Amid Blossoms (14th century) (1)

Poems Amid Blossoms (14th century) (1)


Poems Amid Blossoms (14th century) (2)

Poems Amid Blossoms (14th century) (2)


Wang Ao (1450-1524)

Wang Ao (1450-1524)

Detail from Farewell Poem


Mi Wanzhong (active circa 1595-1631)

Mi Wanzhong (active circa 1595-1631)

Frontispiece to "Sixteen Luohans" by Wu Bin


Zhang Ruitu (1570?-1641)

Zhang Ruitu (1570?-1641)

"Poem Written in an Idle Moment" by Wang Wei


Xu Bing (born 1955)

Xu Bing (born 1955)

An Introduction to Square Word Calligraphy (ca. 1994-96)


Qin Feng (born 1961)

Qin Feng (born 1961)

The Door of Desire (1997)


Kai in the Great Hall

Kai in the Great Hall

Making my way out of the Met after viewing the exhibit — time to head down to the East Village for some steamed pork buns and ramen!