8 part documentary on Blu-Ray featuring Irish calligrapher Denis Brown making large scale art in China.
Eight half hour episodes, plus a short epilogue.
Run time: 4 hours & twenty minutes plus 55 minutes of extra features.
1080p High Definition video
Not available as standard definition DVD: Blu-ray playing equipment required.
The Blu-ray disk is region free with Dolby stereo digital audio. No subtitles.
The production of a 5 metre/17 foot long artwork with Chinese and Western calligraphy is comprehensively documented. Also featured is the making of eight floor-to-ceiling installation pieces featuring Denis Brown’s custom glass techniques. These works feature enlarged floral imagery behind layers of writing engraved on glass and clear acrylic sheets, making rich textural compositions.
Techniques shown include various styles of Western and Chinese calligraphy, several kinds of experimental gilding, painting and glass engraving. Denis Brown narrates the episodes explaining his processes and relating the difficulties and problems he encountered working alone without Chinese language in a poor suburb of Beijing.
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Emily de Wolfe Pettis, formerly of Arts Influential China, who managed Denis Brown's art commission and facilitated his Beijing Residency, now operates Peking Art Associates
A Calligraphy.TV production published in 2015. © Denis Brown 2013-2015.