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At Night Fall, I Descended

At Night Fall, I Descended

Title

At Night Fall, I Descended

Description

Ramon Lim is Emeritus Professor of Neurology at the University of Iowa. At a younger age, he reveled in abstract painting and was a winner in a national competition held by the Art Association of the Philippines. While doing science in mid-career in America, he discovered Chinese calligraphy as a means of artistic expression. Currently Vice-President of the Calligraphic Society of the Rocky Mountain area, Lim was a winner in the 8th International Calligraphic Competition held in Shanghai in 2005.
Chinese calligraphy is an art form, a visual art form and, more specifically, an abstract visual art form. Therefore, first, don't ask me what it says. Rather, ask yourself, does it create a visual impact on your inner feeling? If it does, you've got it, and the literary content would be superfluous. If it doesn't, knowing what it says does not really help, as far as art appreciation is concerned. Picasso once told a visiting Chinese calligrapher, If I were born Chinese, I too would have been a calligrapher." I cannot vouch for the authenticity of the story, but I can easily understand why he could have said that if he did. The tension, the movement, the rhythm, the interactive composition, and even the textural variation, are all there. It is a genre of abstract art that's been in practice for almost two thousand years."

Creator

Lim, Ramon

Publisher

University of Iowa. School of Art and Art History

Date

2006-08-25

Rights

Digital collection © The University of Iowa. All works are copyright the individual artist.

Relation

The Daily Palette Digital Collection
Visual Arts
http://dailypalette.uiowa.edu/?artwork=756

Format

28 3/4
18 1/2
ink on paper

Type

Still image
Ink; Paper (Fiber product)

Identifier

08252006.jpg
183409339
http://128.255.22.135/cdm/ref/collection/dp/id/975