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Calligraphy and Hand-Lettering

This category is for calligraphy and hand-drawn lettering as opposed to scripts in other languages. Calligraphy is used in decorative designs, logos, and religious art.

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Calligraphy pen in sanskrit and tibetan?

Unless you "grow up" learning to write in a Northern Indian alphabet, you will have some difficulty with the thick and thin lines. One solution is to use aleft handed fountain pen (if you are right handed). Tibetan is quite different from Devanagari. I have heard of Tibetan teachers in Nepal and India cutting the nib (point) from a cheap fountain pen. This simulates a bamboo or wood pen. ...
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What is antonym for calligraphy?

beautiful, fancy writing.
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How did Muslims use calligraphy and geometric art?

they become awsome people that's how
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Why was calligraphy used in religious ART?

to have pictures depicting important events that would be abstract, and therefore not idolatrous, or idol-worshiping. ...
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What will happen if you dye human hair with calligraphy ink?

it has a very high chance of falling out
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Calligraphy is a type of what?

Calligraphy is a type of visual art. It is often called the art of writing. A contemporary definition of calligraphic practice is "the art of giving form to signs in an expressive, harmonious and skillful manner" (Mediavilla 1996: 18). The story of writing is one of aesthetic evolution framed within the technical skills, transmission speed(s) and materials limitations of a person, time and place (Diringer 1968: 441). A style of writing is described as a script, hand or alphabet ...
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How many forms of calligraphy are there?

There are many different styles, over 200
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How was Chinese calligraphy made?

There's no exact proofs, but different Chinese characters imitates the things they describe. For example: 人 (people) looks like a person with two legs 火 (fire) looks like flames Also, most words are made of simpler words, such as: 尖 (sharp) is made up of two characters, 小 大, which means small and big. The small is on top, and the big is on the bottom, which shows that it goes from small to big, sharp. 轟 (crash) is made up of 3 of...
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What are Carefully drawn calligraphy Zen gardens and the tea ceremony examples of?

They are both elaborately done self-guided meditations. Full focus and concentration on the ritual is required, thus (theoretically) training the mind in single-pointed concentration. ...
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When was calligraphy first used?

Calligrahy was first developed in western Europe by monks at about 1500 or later. At that same time calligraphy was being developed in China. ...
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How do you write peace be upon him in Islamic calligraphy?

عليه السلام or عليه الصلاة و السلام
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Why is calligraphy important in Muslim art?

Calligraphy is used to decorate the walls of Muslim mosques.
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What is the difference between typography and calligraphy?

Typography is the study of type. Currently it is computer-based, and deals with type from a publishing/art standpoint. For a given project, for example, this would include selecting the font, the spacing of the lines, and general layout of the writing. It may be helpful to distinguish this from calligraphy by remembering that typesetting used to be done by craftsmen using letters on metal pieces stamped by a machineand arranging them to be printed on a press. Calligraphy is the study of...
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What is the name for a person who can read calligraphy?

Calligraphy (literally: beautiful writing) is an artistic cursive or printed script (usually done with pen or brush) that is designed for easy legibility and artistic merit. While some scripts (Black Forest, Old English, Gothic) are heavy into oddly shaped letters and flourishes, others like Uncial are easily read. During the 1960's free form artistic scripts on posters became popular. The letters were oddly shaped and intertwined making interpretation difficult to anyone. Some cultures (Chinese, Japanese and Muslim have developed the art of calligraphy to...
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Why decorate walls of mosque with calligraphy?

Answer: In fact, it is an innovation - which is not good - mentioned by the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) as one of the many signs of the last days. People got it into their heads to decorate the masjid (mosque) with calligraphy. But it would have been better to remian doing what the Prophet did, which was to leave the walls pure so that they do not distract from worship. Why we do not have paintings of people? because that...
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Why is a calligraphy important in Muslim society?

it is their way of art since they can not draw pictures of humans or animals ...
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What is calligraphy?

Calligraphy is a form of handwriting used and originated in eastern europe. the word calligraphy comes from the greek words kallos graphes meaning beautiful writing. They use a special pen to write calligraphy, there are different types of calligraphy when you write the special pen has to be held at 45 degrees exactly. Calligraphy is those fancy writings. People sometimes take classes to have great handwriting and stuff. ...
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How do you rub out calligraphy ink?

Assuming this is about east asian calligraphy, you put water on the ink plate, similar to a palate, then start rubbing the ink stone upon the wet plate until the ink concentration you want comes out. ...
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What language does the word calligraphy come from?

From Greek, kaligraphia, from kallos, "beauty," and graphein, to write.
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Calligraphy in a sentence?

I would like to learn how to write classic english writing using the calligraphy style. ...
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Does Japanese calligraphy go down or across?

It is written top to bottom, right to left.
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Do Japanese do calligraphy as well as Chinese?

Calligraphers do calligraphy as well as their ability allows. So yes, some Japanese calligraphers can do it even more beautifully than some Chinese ones, and vice-versa. ...