Seal Carving and Traditional Stamps
A seal stamp, in an East and Southeast Asian context, is a general name for printing stamps and impressions for signatures in personal and office documents, artwork, or any item requiring acknowledgement or authorship.
On documents they were used to print impressions using a pigmented ink paste, usually with the color red. Of Chinese origin, the seal practice soon spread beyond China and across Asia. Various countries in the region currently use a mixture of seals and signatures for many uses.
Now, you will have the opportunity to design your own personal seal, so follow along the introduction.
Videos on Chinese Seals and Seal Carving Culture
"This exhibition features over 100 exceptional seals made by artist Li Lanqing, who has revived and transformed this traditional art."
"This highly magnificent soapstone seal, bearing the inscription Qianlong yulan zhi bao (admired by his Majesty the Qianlong Emperor), is found prominently impressed on countless important Chinese paintings. The most iconic among all seals destined for art connoisseurship, this superb imperial seal is the highlight of the Hong Kong chapter of the Dr Wou Kiuan Collection, a series of four single-owner sales to be held globally throughout 2022."
"On 9 February 1796, the Qianlong Emperor abdicated after 60 years on the throne and thus became the Emperor Supreme. This massive jade seal, the star of the Dragon Emperor sale on 5 October 2016 in Hong Kong, celebrates the ultimate chapter of his long and outstanding reign."
Stamps in Chinese Paintings
Autumn Colors on the Qiao and Hua Mountains, Zhao Mengfu， year of 1295
"Luo Shen Fu" and its paintings was written and painted by Cao Zhi in the fourth year of Huangchu, Emperor Wen of Wei Dynasty (223). It was first seen in Xiao Tong's "Selected Works of Zhaoming". Its preface said that when Cao Zhi returned to his fiefdom from the capital, he passed through Luoshui, and suddenly felt and wrote this Fu. Luoshen is the daughter of Fuxi (Fuxi) in Chinese mythology. Because she drowned in Luoshui, she became the god of Luoshui, that is, Luoshen. This Fu is the more famous article written by Cao Zhi.
Digital Seal Carving Craftboard
Keep in mind typically one single seal stamp is composed of 2 to 4 characters, well mostly 4, and you are provided with the default composition to begin with down below.
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