Explore the Rich Past of Calligraphy
History of Calligraphy is as rich and varied as it's present. Let me show you some of the important aspects of the history that shaped the present day's form.
The word 'calligraphy' is derived from the Greek words 'killi' and 'graphos', meaning 'beautiful and 'writing'.
As a calligrapher you strive to express harmony and emotion through the forms of letters. Even if you do not understand the actual translation of the calligraphic word, you are instantly drawn to the beautiful art of the letter forms. This is why calligraphy is known as 'beautiful writing'. You know they say a picture is worth a thousand words...
To study the historical context of calligraphy, is to study the origins and developments of calligraphy during its ages. You must know where you've come from to know where you are going. So lets start from the begining.
Learn the history of different calligraphies: