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Calligraphy inspires... It stimulates...

It unleashes the great power and the enticing magic of letters, symbols & scripts.

 

Calligraphy is truly an expression of one's mind. An expansion & a concrete depiction of ones ideas. Calligraphy is the art of beautiful writing. An art form that has now reached common households. It is an art that cannot restrict itself to artists. Calligraphy is a finer branch of paleography, or ancient writing. It is the art of fine writing or script. It is derived from the Greek word 'Kalla' which means "beautiful", and 'Graphia' which means "writing." Calligraphy is essentially defined as "written letters, dependent upon the flow and rhythm of the pen or brush", an art of giving form to signs in an expressive, harmonious and skillful manner.

It is an art of beautiful, stylized, or elegant handwriting or lettering with pen or brush and ink. It involves the correct formation of characters, the ordering of the various parts, and the harmony of proportions. The strokes when conformed to writing will give you various fonts & typesets but when one opens the inner eye & lets his imagination run wild, art masterpieces get created on plain canvases. When a person learns to write, he becomes literate & when he understands the essence of letters he transforms into an artist.

 

Calligraphy is equally beautiful in black & white as it is in colors. A true artist will manipulate its strokes to create paintings. To become a calligrapher one need not be good at drawing, nor have a good handwriting. He just needs a broad mind; yearn to see beyond the certain rigidity of letters that has been embedded in our minds. Calligraphy has its roots in various parts of the world since the ancient times and is still practiced by many.

When calligraphy is concerned. The most commonly known are:

  • Western / European Calligraphy
  • Persian Calligraphy
  • Asian Calligraphy -
    • Chinese
    • Japanese
    • Indian
    • Tibetan Arabic Calligraphy

 
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Achyut Palav School of Calligraphy,
28/1, Welfare Chambers, Plot. 73, Sector 17, Vashi, Navi Mumbai - 400614, Maharashtra, India
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