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Calligraphy: Timeless Art for the Home

The history of Chinese calligraphy dates back to the Tang Dynasty (206 CE to 220 CE) when inscription start to take the form of linear variations that are similar to the calligraphy we are familiar with today. Tang Dynasty was the time when famous calligraphers emerged and perfected the manufacture and use of the materials needed for calligraphy brush, ink, paper and inkstone.

Due to its long-standing history, calligraphy became one of the world’s most ancient and sophisticated art form. Every word written contains strokes that are executed in a set order and retracing it enables the viewer to observe the subtle nuances of execution. Hence, it enables you to see each word not just as a solidary character, but as a part of the story the calligrapher is trying to depict. This is an art form that teaches us to emphasise the story behind the words by infusing beauty, texture and elegance within each and every stroke.

Amongst the different traditional art pieces, calligraphy is one of the most essential pieces of art. Here at Homes65, we deeply appreciate the timeless beauty hidden within these art pieces. Featured above is a calligraphy piece done by the renowned local artist, Lim Tze Peng. Known for his Chinese ink creations, Lim is one of Singapore’s most prominent artists who has been bestowed with many awards including Special Prize at the Commonwealth Art Exhibition in England in 1977. In order to preserve the artwork, during delivery, the process was done solely by hand and we chose to take the flight of stairs instead of the elevator due to the height of the painting.

Furthermore, we removed the frame to prevent it from being tarnished on the way and installed it only when the painting has arrived at the customer’s house.

At Homes65, we believe in valuable masterpieces that can stand the test of time and enrich your home with its history and beauty. With a vast collection of art pieces by famous renowned artists, you might just find the one that is a perfect fit for you.

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