Calligraphy of Song Si-yeol (The Sky and Land of the Eastern State)
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Song Si-yeol(宋時烈, 1607-1689)
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This short calligraphic text was written by Song Si-yeol (pen-name: Uam, 1607-1689) who was known for his energetic style of handwriting. The eight Chinese characters, which mean “Both the sky and the land of the Eastern State (i.e. Joseon) harbor a great resolve to look up to the spirit of the Zhou Dynasty,” display the neo-Confucian scholar’s Sino-centric attitude. The lively brush strokes leave onlookers feeling refreshed.