Shinan' Bo Shi, 558-638'as a famous calligrapher of Tang Dynasty
who was born in Yuyao. The Xuanhe Calligraphic Works gave high
praises to his works as being round, plump, flexible and upright.
Together with Ouyang Xun, Zhu Suiliang and Xue Ji, they were
collectively called The Four Great Calligraphers Of The Early
Tang Period. One of his reserved works, The Epigraph of Confucius
Temple was the classic of the Chinese regular script. Zhu Suiliang
(or Dengdu, a Qiantang native, 596-658) had been a high-ranked
official of Tang Dynasty before demeaned by the emperor due
to his frank views on politics. He had learned from the Wangs
(Wang Xizhi and Wang Xianzi) and was influenced by Ouyang Xun
and Yu Shinan. His work Preface To the Goose Pagoda Holy Cult
produced in his late years was an excellent piece that mixed
the regular script with official script and made great influences
to the Chinese Calligraphy. Xu Hao (or Jihai 703-782) was a
middle Tang Dynasty calligrapher who was bon in Huiji and late
became a high-ranked official of Tang Dynasty. He admired The
Two Wangs and especially Wang Xianzhi and was good at regular
script, official script and cursive hand style. His representative
works were Epigraph of Bukong Monk and Epigraph of Master Dazhi.
There were other famous calligraphers of Tang Dynasty in Zhejiang
like He Zhizhang, Gao Xian, etc.
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