Chinese painting is closely linked to calligraphy with which it has several common points . Calligraphy, the art of smart and ornamental writing, full of elegance and care for some people, may be a spiritual entertainment for others. Either Latin or Eastern, calligraphy is the result of a long and hard learning, in order to master forms, signs and styles, achieved with strict basic rulesĀ : thus, it gives the calligrapher the means to express his/her sensitivity, emotion, feelings, just like the musician : his energy (chi) creates a rhythm which gives life to his work.