Saturday, 13 December 2014

Facts About Calligraphy Art

Calligraphy Art is the art of penmanship. Traditionally, calligraphy art is often used in conjunction with illumination / decoration of the manuscript or book. There are many types of traditional calligraphy Art and illumination: early Egyptian papyrus manuscripts of Renaissance pattern, oriental works created by brush, Islamic ornamentation and so on. To become a good calligrapher, you need many years of hard practice. To become a great calligrapher, you need many years of hard practice and a lot of natural talent. Unfortunately, with the development of computer assisted art of traditional calligraphers need / those who do not use a computer / dropped significantly.          

Chinese Calligraphy

With a history of four to five thousand years, the art of Chinese calligraphy art is rich and profound in content and has attracted the attention of artists the world over.

The Chinese Brush Calligraphy Art is one of the traditional four arts which was once an important critical standard for the Chinese literati in the imperial era and now prevails not only in China but also worldwide as a unique branch of art.

Chinese Calligraphy Art is so abstract and sublime that in Chinese culture it is universally regarded to be the most revealing power of a person. While one has conformed to the defined structure skill of inscribe characters or words, the expression can be displayed with great creativity by individuals.

To become an artist or expert in Chinese calligraphy, one has to practice word by word and stroke by stroke until the spirit of the practice gets into one's mind. Just as Chinese Qi Gong, the Chinese brush calligraphy can temper a person into a state in which one can apply subconsciousness got from the daily practice to control the concentration of ink and the compatibility of font and size of each piece or word.

In contrast to the Western calligraphy art, diffusing ink blots and dry brush strokes are viewed as a natural and free impromptu expression. All the varieties of the operation depend on the mental exercise that coordinates the mind and the body to perform the proper sense to choose the proper way in expressing the content of the passage.

Arbic Calligraphy

Arabic calligraphy Art differs from Western calligraphy in two separate and fundamental ways. It originated not as a utilitarian means of communication between man and man, but as a sacred means of communication from God to man. The Arabic script was scarcely evolved, and little used before the time of Muhammad; it was developed within a century into majestic form as a vehicle for the transmission of the Koran and thus became the heritage of all Islamic peoples.

The calligrapher and the beholder this factor gives this art its character and importance, and explains its function not only in the book, but as a dominant element in architectural decoration, and in almost all the other art forms metal, ceramic, glass, textile of the Islamic world.

Arabic script is differentiated from Latin by its composition. Both are alphabetic; but whereas Latin letters are always separate entities, in Arabic writing they are part of a unit. All letters, except those beginning a word, join on to the preceding letter, and also, with four exceptions, to the succeeding one.

The script therefore moves horizontally from right to left with breaks only at the ends of words or where these final letters occur. The number of letter-forms is also fewer certain forms are only differentiated by dots.

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