Scroll by Wang Anshi

This scroll of the Surangama Sutra is a work by WANG Anshi, one of the Eight Masters of the Tang and Song dynasties. The characters – most in regular script, some in running script – are elongated and tightened, giving a solemn vibe with unexpected dynamic strokes: tilting to the left, echoing one another vertically, horizontal strokes stretching elegantly, long slanted strokes reaching out boldly… These characters are a marvelous sight to behold.