Art

Calligraphy

I always used to experiment with my handwriting in school. In architecture, i was really inspired by some of my seniors for their unique way of writing alphabets for presentation drawings. Afterward i realized that its Calligraphy :-). Then i really started experimenting with my own handwriting. There were 100 types of “A”s i had tried. Anyways, that mania was only till i completed my architecture and later on  computers had taken over.

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But calligraphy indeed play an important role in architecture.Its a great inspiration as an abstract concept. But if we go into empirical process of thinking then oops….we would end up making buildings full of inscriptions on walls…ended up in Graffiti or Asemic writing. Unlike Graffiti calligraphic practice is “the art of giving form to signs in an expressive, harmonious and skillful manner”.Whereas Graffiti is considered as vandalism most of the times.

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Inspirational calligraphy simply means execution of the ideas in abstract form.To be very precise, structures designed with free flowing forms. liu01

liu02there are numerous example of actual implementation of calligraphy in history especially in Islamic architecture. TajCalligraphy

Light Calligraphy is another very interesting form. Julien Breton’s work is just incredible. I never expected this type of application of calligraphy.

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Architecture provides a vast platform to display Calligraphy as an art.

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Lets see few beautiful master peices of Indian Calligraphy.

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8Japanese Calligraphy

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Vertical Calligraphy

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Few more interesting Indian forms

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Islamic Calligraphy

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16Special thanks to  world renowned Calligrapher  Achyut Palav for his amazing work included here.

Some temple inscriptions, Another%20Inscription Hindu wheel of life and rebirth

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9 thoughts on “Calligraphy”

  1. Wow … Great. Good to see so many artistic form of calligraphy.
    The way of expression of words in this artistic way is so insipiring….
    Nice article…keep the good work 🙂

    1. There are Hindu inscriptions on heritage structures. But it is not prominent.And it was never glorified unlike calligraphy on Islamic structures. I am adding a few on your request.

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