Calligraphy As An Artform

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Chris Stefanis

Chris Stefanis

artist - blogger - author

Calligraphy

There are many artforms around, but few are as deeply rooted in history as Calligraphy. It was used in the Shang Dynasty of China and usedinChinese writing in the third century B.C. *

You may believe that Calligraphy is just a word to use instead of saying “cursive writing.”  It differs from cursive writing in that with cursive writing you write several letters in one movement without lifting the pen from the paper. Calligraphers will lift the pen form the paper for each individual stroke.

For instance, even the letter “e” in the photo above has used two strokes to complete it. The letter “g” has three strokes. Some letters will have five strokes to complete them.

This is what makes Calligraphy an art form.

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