知行合一 Unity Of Knowledge And Action

知行合一 Unity Of Knowledge And Action 

60cm x 45cm
Ink on paper

“知行合一”是明朝哲学家王阳明的心学,讲述了思想意念和行动实践两者之间的关系。简单来说,“知”是知识, “行” 是行动。只有以“知”促“行”、以“行”促“知”,才能达到知行合一。作品中的“一”字,以虚实对比,首尾相合的两条线来呈现“知”与“行”的关系。

“Unity of Knowledge and Action” is attributed to the “Heart Philosophy” of Wang Yang Ming-a philosopher of the Ming Dynasty. It explains the relationship between thinking and action. In a gist, “知” is knowledge while “行” is action. In my calligraphy the character “一” (one) -created with a method of contrast between void (虚) and written space (实)and a link-up between two lines in both ends is my attempt to visualise the relationship between “知” and “行”.