Chinese calligraphy is as valuable as paper gold, even far more expensive than gold and diamonds! For example, this work sold for 436.8 million yuan including commission, which is 700,000 yuan per word x 600 words = RMB 436.8 million!

Gossip: What does 436.8 million mean?

This amount, with a face value of 100 yuan in RMB, is about 12 stories high and spans about 68 kilometers. It can buy more than 4,000 ordinary cars, or 87,000 iPhone 6s at the current price...

This very rich calligraphy work is Huang Tingjian's representative work "Inscription on the Pillar Pillar". It was sold for 436.8 million yuan (including 12% commission) at the Beijing Poly International Auction, causing a great sensation in the domestic collection circles and calligraphy history circles. It was listed on the Listed as the "most expensive" work in the history of Chinese calligraphy, it is simply ridiculously expensive! The infinite possibilities of the value of calligraphy are once again verified. The entire work is as follows:

This ink calligraphy of the famous calligrapher Huang Tingjian (1045-1105) of the Northern Song Dynasty, "The Pillar Inscription", is a paper version with more than 600 characters in regular script. The scroll is 32 centimeters high and 824 centimeters long. Together with the inscriptions and postscripts by famous figures on the trailing paper, the total length of the scroll is about 1,500 centimeters. Originally stored in the Fujii Arine Museum in Kyoto, Japan. As shown below, we have enlarged the original image to the maximum visual effect for everyone to enjoy!

Huang Tingjian's handwriting, which was ridiculed by Su Shi as "a dead snake hanging on a tree", especially the "Inscription on the Pillar Pillars", is very attractive when enlarged! right?

In fact, Huang Tingjian first studied with Shiren Zhou Yue. With his broad eyes and high knowledge, Huang Tingjian soon transferred to "Er Wang" or even "Lanting". He has a poem praising Yang Ningshi, which illustrates his deep understanding of the practice of "Lanting Preface": "Everyone in the world has learned about Lanting noodles, and they want to exchange for mortal bones without golden elixir. Who knows that Yang Fengzi of Luoyang went to Wusi Lan to write." This cannot be without his lamentation about his sudden profound understanding of Xizhi's calligraphy.

Huang Tingjian's calligraphy emerges from the royal style, breaking through the thousand-year-old royal style framework and becoming unique. Then, Huang Tingjian studied with Su Shi. Although he and Su Shi were friends and teachers, they were only eight years apart. Judging from Huang Tingjian's calligraphy handwriting that has been handed down to this day, the open strokes, flat and wide characters, and upward upward movement to the right, etc., all clearly show the characteristics of Su Shi's calligraphy, and even some exaggeration and emphasis, but it is too unfamiliar and not as familiar as Su Shupu's. . Huang Tingjian's Zen enlightenment and calligraphy should have influenced each other with Su Shi.

However, neither the teacher nor the student expected that "The Pillar Inscription" could fetch such a sky-high price today.