Erxuan Society was founded in 1953, specializing in the publication of calligraphy books. The advantages and disadvantages of Erxuan Society's publications are so obvious. The advantage is its excellent production and printing technology, and its biggest disadvantage is that the price is too expensive.
Erxuan Society reproduces Chinese treasure-grade paintings and calligraphy, and mainly reproduces the rare large-frame paintings and calligraphy of Tang, Song and Yuan Dynasty collected by the Taipei Palace Museum, which ranks first among the major museums in the world. Its subtle restoring ability and superb production level can not be described by the words of "first-class authentic works". Because of the long history, most of these Chinese painting and calligraphy sites are gray and damaged, and glass protectors are needed to block the exhibition layer by layer, which makes the viewer feel itchy even when facing the authentic works. The duplicate of Erxuan Society not only subtly restores the changes of the original pen and ink, but also effectively repairs the damaged picture on the premise of guaranteeing the original style and spirit. In other words, these copies, in a sense, have even greater clarity and ornamentation than the original.
Japan Erxuan Society was founded in 1953, specializing in the publication of calligraphy books. Since 1958, the publication of the Series of Bookmarks and Famous Articles, totaling 208 volumes, has had a far-reaching impact on the world of books.
In the early 1970s, in order to fulfill the wishes of scholars and artists at home and abroad, Taipei "Palace Museum" entrusted the world-renowned publishing agency Erxuan Society in Tokyo, Japan, to exclusively simulate and reproduce more than 40 representative works. Ye Qiang told reporters that in order to achieve "epoch-making reproduction effect", after more than 20 years of experimentation, Japanese experts from Erxuan Society specially developed a huge camera with a length of five meters, a height of two meters and a width of two meters, and a weight of three tons. They carried out the same proportion photography, computer plate-making and high-precision printing technology of eight to twelve colors with special selection. The paper and silk manufactured specially reflect the original vividly.
In 1996, the replicas of Erxuan Society were displayed at the Palace Museum in Beijing, causing a sensation. Nearly one hundred "ancient paintings and calligraphy" on display, from size, tone, paper and silk texture to brush strokes, ink and antiquity, are similar to the original works. They have been exhibited in more than 70 provinces and cities throughout the country.
People in the field of calligraphy and painting believe that from the perspective of appreciation, learning and copying, these duplicates have surpassed the original works. Experts at home and abroad who study the history of Oriental Art also give high praise. They believe that the publication of these duplicates by the Erxuan Society in Tokyo, Japan, has made up for the regret of history. Qigong, a famous Chinese painter and calligrapher and regulator, once said, "After hundreds of years or even thousands of years, the original works have been damaged, at least the color is gray, and they have lost their original colors. These reproductions have restored the original color and luster, and are almost as old as new.
This reproduction project of Erxuan Society is of epoch-making significance. In addition to preserving historical monuments to reproduce the face of that year (1980, 1990's), as authentic works will grow old, after 100 years, the reproductions will be younger than authentic ones. On the other hand, these well-made palace reproductions of art can be more middle-class in personal homes. It has its own contribution to the promotion of Chinese art.
Until 1987, Erxuan Society had issued a series of books, such as "Lectures on Calligraphy Techniques", "China Calligraphy Series", "China Seal Carving Series", "Dunhuang Calligraphy Series", "Selection of Primary Colour Calligraphy Ties". With the continuous improvement of printing technology, Erxuan Society decided to let "Calligraphy Series" succeed and retire, and select China carefully. The most representative handwriting in the history of calligraphy began to sell 66 volumes of Selected Calligraphy of Chinese Calligraphy in November 1987. It was very popular for a while.
In 1989, Huifeng Tang Jing in Taipei contacted Erxuan Society and began to cooperate more closely. In 1990, Erxuan Club representatives came to Taiwan and signed a book publishing agency with Huifeng Tang. The annual International Book Fair in Taipei was planned and represented by Huifeng Tang.
Some people joke that the advantages and disadvantages of Erxuan Society's publications are so obvious, the advantage is its excellent production and printing technology, and its biggest disadvantage is that the price is too expensive.
Shanghai Taiyi Culture and Art Co., Ltd. is the agent of Erxuan Society in mainland China. Since its establishment in 1996, Shanghai Taiyi Culture and Art Co., Ltd. has carried out annual tour exhibitions in major cities around the country to promote ancient Chinese painting and calligraphy culture.
Beijing Taoyuzhai is also the Chinese agent of Erxuan Society. It is located at 96 East Street, Liulichang, Xicheng District, Xuanwu District, Beijing.
Taobao Erxuan Club Bookstore specializes in books and reproductions of Erxuan Club. It is located at No. 27, North Road, West Third Ring Road, Haidian District, Beijing.
The trademark rights and related intellectual property rights of Erxuan Society belong to Beijing Xuanli Science and Technology Co., Ltd.