The origin of Chinese character "安" (peace, calm, stability) and its script evolution. From the top to the bottom: Oracle Bone script, Inscription script, Small Seal script, Official script, Regular script (KaiTi), Cursive script, Running script (handwriting)
Calligraphy by Sun Yueban (Chinese, Qing Dynasty, 1639-1708), "Poem in Cursive Script," 1639-1708; Indianapolis Museum of Art, Emma Harter Sweetser Fund, 77.218. TRANSLATION: I love the rocky spring waters from this mountain / For its subtle sound at nightfall through empty window. / Even now recalling when "resting with clouds" (seclusion); / Quite naturally, trickling murmurs in my ear.