Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Archaic Tiger - Oracle Bone Script


The oldest Chinese inscriptions that are indisputably writing are the Oracle bone script (Chinese: 甲骨文; pinyin: jiǎgǔwén; literally "shell-bone-script"). These were identified by scholars in 1899 on pieces of bone and turtle shell being sold as medicine, and by 1928, the source of the oracle bones had been traced back to modern Xiǎotún (小屯) village at Ānyáng in Hénán Province. The inscriptions were records of the divinations performed for or by the royal Shāng household. The oracle bone script is a well-developed writing system, attested from the late Shang Dynasty (1200–1050 BC).

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I really enjoy writing in this ancient style. It carries a feeling of old energy and ancient times that other styles do not capture.

For those of you who need something a little more modern. Here is the second painting in my series I am doing for the New Year.

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