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Calligraphy: The Art of Timeless Elegance In a world where technology dominates communication

Background imageCalligraphy Collection: illustration from the The Book of Kells, 800 (illumination)

illustration from the The Book of Kells, 800 (illumination)
529903 illustration from the The Book of Kells, 800 (illumination) by Irish School, (9th century); (add.info.: (Dublin, Trinity College Library), is an illuminated manuscript Gospel book in Latin

Background imageCalligraphy Collection: Landscape After the Rain, by Kao K o-kung (1248-1310). Yuan dynasty

Landscape After the Rain, by Kao K o-kung (1248-1310). Yuan dynasty
CHINA: LANDSCAPE. Landscape After the Rain, by Kao K o-kung (1248-1310). Yuan dynasty

Background imageCalligraphy Collection: Alphabet & Typography

Alphabet & Typography
The Ancient Japanese alphabet Date: Circa 1760

Background imageCalligraphy Collection: Bamboo in the Wind, early 17th century. Creator: Yi Jeong (Korean, 1541-1626)

Bamboo in the Wind, early 17th century. Creator: Yi Jeong (Korean, 1541-1626)
Bamboo in the Wind, early 17th century

Background imageCalligraphy Collection: Be yourself gold foil message

Be yourself gold foil message
Gold foil glitter inspirational quote saying on a plain white background

Background imageCalligraphy Collection: Japanese girl practising calligraphy

Japanese girl practising calligraphy Date: 1909

Background imageCalligraphy Collection: CANTERBURY TALES. The beginning of the prologue to Chaucers Canterbury Tales

CANTERBURY TALES. The beginning of the prologue to Chaucers Canterbury Tales. A 15th century manuscript page

Background imageCalligraphy Collection: Trust your journey gold foil message

Trust your journey gold foil message
Gold foil glitter inspirational quote saying on a plain white background

Background imageCalligraphy Collection: Illustration of the signature of Elizabeth I

Illustration of the signature of Elizabeth I

Background imageCalligraphy Collection: Tughra (Insignia) of Sultan Süleiman the Magnificent (r. 1520-66), ca. 1555-60

Tughra (Insignia) of Sultan Süleiman the Magnificent (r. 1520-66), ca. 1555-60
Tughra (Insignia) of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent (r. 1520-66), ca. 1555-60

Background imageCalligraphy Collection: Page of illuminated text from the Gospel of St Luke, c700

Page of illuminated text from the Gospel of St Luke, c700. Latin text with intricate decoration inspired by Celtic designs. From the Gospel of St Luke, Lindisfarne Gospels

Background imageCalligraphy Collection: Mosaic with arab and kufic caligraphy (top) on a wall of the

Mosaic with arab and kufic caligraphy (top) on a wall of the Madrasa. Fes. Morocco

Background imageCalligraphy Collection: CHINA: POSTER, 1976. Revolutionary Committees are Good. Chinese woodcut poster, 1976

CHINA: POSTER, 1976. Revolutionary Committees are Good. Chinese woodcut poster, 1976

Background imageCalligraphy Collection: Arabic calligraphy and Zellij tilework

Arabic calligraphy and Zellij tilework, Bou Inania Medersa, Meknes, Morocco, North Africa, Africa

Background imageCalligraphy Collection: Arabic calligraphy and Zellij tilework

Arabic calligraphy and Zellij tilework, Bou Inania Medersa, Medina, Fez, Morocco, North Africa, Africa

Background imageCalligraphy Collection: Rosemary, Pansies, Fennel, Columbines, Rue

Rosemary, Pansies, Fennel, Columbines, Rue, Daisy and Violets (Hamlet). Handcoioured botanical illustration drawn and lithographed by Jane Elizabeth Giraud from The Flowers of Shakespeare

Background imageCalligraphy Collection: Forever young gold foil message

Forever young gold foil message
Forever young gold foil glitter quote saying on a plain white background

Background imageCalligraphy Collection: All you need is love gold foil message

All you need is love gold foil message
Gold foil glitter inspirational quote saying on a plain white background

Background imageCalligraphy Collection: Smile gold foil message

Smile gold foil message
Gold foil glitter inspirational quote on a plain white background

Background imageCalligraphy Collection: Neo-Sumerian. Statue of Gudea. Girsu, Iraq. 2120 BC. Cuneifo

Neo-Sumerian. Statue of Gudea. Girsu, Iraq. 2120 BC. Cuneifo
Mesopotamia. Neo-Sumerian. Ruler Gudea of state of Lagash. Diorita statue. From Girsu (modern Telloh). Iraq. 2120 BC. Cuneiform inscription. Detail. Museum of Louvre. Paris. France

Background imageCalligraphy Collection: ANTI-RUSSIAN MAP, 1904. A Humorous Diplomatic Atlas of Europe and Asia

ANTI-RUSSIAN MAP, 1904. A Humorous Diplomatic Atlas of Europe and Asia. Japanese propaganda handbill of 1904 portraying Russia as a grasping octopus

Background imageCalligraphy Collection: Elegant Ottoman calligraphy

Elegant Ottoman calligraphy
Lovely example of elegant Ottoman calligraphy, topped by a cresent moon

Background imageCalligraphy Collection: Signwriters at work

Signwriters at work
A wonderful photograph by Heinz Zinram showing a master signwriter at work, with his younger collegue (or apprentice) behind. A study in concentration, accuracy and exactitude in the craftsmans art

Background imageCalligraphy Collection: Messenger with a Letter, from the series 'Elegant Five-needled Pine, c

Messenger with a Letter, from the series "Elegant Five-needled Pine, c. 1797-98 (colour woodblock print;oban)
5860842 Messenger with a Letter, from the series " Elegant Five-needled Pine, c.1797-98 (colour woodblock print; oban) by Utamaro

Background imageCalligraphy Collection: Nasta liq Calligraphy, First Half of 16th cen Creator: Mir Ali Haravi (Heravi)

Nasta liq Calligraphy, First Half of 16th cen Creator: Mir Ali Haravi (Heravi)
Nasta liq Calligraphy, First Half of 16th Century. Found in the Collection of Musee du Louvre, Paris

Background imageCalligraphy Collection: Art Japan: writing the shogi game (traditional Japanese chess game)

Art Japan: writing the shogi game (traditional Japanese chess game)
JLJ4674461 Art Japan: writing the shogi game (traditional Japanese chess game). Prints of the 19th century. Coll. Move. by Japanese School

Background imageCalligraphy Collection: Detail of the Rhind Mathematical Papyrus, Hyksos period, 15th Dynasty, c

Detail of the Rhind Mathematical Papyrus, Hyksos period, 15th Dynasty, c
BAL116092 Detail of the Rhind Mathematical Papyrus, Hyksos period, 15th Dynasty, c.1550 BC (papyrus) (see also 9712) by Egyptian

Background imageCalligraphy Collection: Wild Thyme, Oxlips, Violet, Woodbine, Musk-roses

Wild Thyme, Oxlips, Violet, Woodbine, Musk-roses and Eglantine (Midsummer Nights Dream). Handcoioured botanical illustration drawn

Background imageCalligraphy Collection: Calligraphy, 1605-6 (ink & gouache on paper) (pair to 909220)

Calligraphy, 1605-6 (ink & gouache on paper) (pair to 909220)
909221 Calligraphy, 1605-6 (ink & gouache on paper) (pair to 909220) by Hassani, Mir Emad (1554-1615); 43.5x29 cm; Private Collection; Photo eChristies Images; Persian, out of copyright

Background imageCalligraphy Collection: Autumn Ivy (ink, color and gold on paper) after 1732

Autumn Ivy (ink, color and gold on paper) after 1732
XBP341895 Autumn Ivy (ink, color and gold on paper) after 1732 by Kenzan, Ogata (1663-1743); 21.3x 27.6 cm; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Background imageCalligraphy Collection: Scrolling Floral Vines, 1755. Creator: Fayzullah (Indian, active c. 1730-1765)

Scrolling Floral Vines, 1755. Creator: Fayzullah (Indian, active c. 1730-1765)
Scrolling Floral Vines, 1755

Background imageCalligraphy Collection: LIU BEI (161-223). Also known as Xuande

LIU BEI (161-223). Also known as Xuande. Shu Han emperor of China, 221-223. Detail of a painted silk scroll, c650, attributed to Yen Li Pen

Background imageCalligraphy Collection: Happy monday gold foil message

Happy monday gold foil message
gold foil glitter quote saying Happy monday on a plain white background

Background imageCalligraphy Collection: Sinograms, Japanese writing characters, National Art Center, Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan

Sinograms, Japanese writing characters, National Art Center, Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan.

Background imageCalligraphy Collection: 8626157

8626157

Background imageCalligraphy Collection: 8626156

8626156

Background imageCalligraphy Collection: Book frontispiece with fine color portrait of William Shakespeare by artist Alberto Sangorski

Book frontispiece with fine color portrait of William Shakespeare by artist Alberto Sangorski, 1986 (photo)
8716685 Book frontispiece with fine color portrait of William Shakespeare by artist Alberto Sangorski, 1986 (photo) by Sangorski

Title page with calligraphy and heraldic shields. Handcoloured copperplate engraving Richard Sawyer from John Thomas
FLO5000245 Title page with calligraphy and heraldic shields. Handcoloured copperplate engraving Richard Sawyer from John Thomas Smith's Topography of London

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, Lord Palmerston, 1784 - 1865
3083251 Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, Lord Palmerston, 1784 - 1865.; Private Collection; (add.info.: British statesman and twice Prime Minister of England. Hand writing sample.).

Background imageCalligraphy Collection: Jean Baptiste Joseph, chevalier Delambre, 1749 - 1822

Jean Baptiste Joseph, chevalier Delambre, 1749 - 1822
3083213 Jean Baptiste Joseph, chevalier Delambre, 1749 - 1822.; Private Collection; (add.info.: French mathematician and astronomer. Hand writing sample.).

Sir Frederick William Herschel, 1738 - 1822
3083212 Sir Frederick William Herschel, 1738 - 1822.; Private Collection; (add.info.: German-born British astronomer. Hand writing sample.).

Background imageCalligraphy Collection: Archibald Campbell, 9th Earl of Argyll, 1629-1685. Scottish peer. Hand writing sample

Archibald Campbell, 9th Earl of Argyll, 1629-1685. Scottish peer. Hand writing sample
3083184 Archibald Campbell, 9th Earl of Argyll, 1629-1685. Scottish peer. Hand writing sample.; Private Collection.

Gustav I, aka Gustav Vasa, 1496 - 1560
3083168 Gustav I, aka Gustav Vasa, 1496 - 1560.; Private Collection; (add.info.: King of Sweden. Hand writing sample and signature.).

John Dudley, 1st Duke of Northumberland, 1504 - 1553
3083297 John Dudley, 1st Duke of Northumberland, 1504 - 1553.; Private Collection; (add.info.: English general, admiral and politician. Hand writing sample and signature.).

Alfred Henry Forrester, 1804 - 1872
3083296 Alfred Henry Forrester, 1804 - 1872.; Private Collection; (add.info.: English author, illustrator and artist who wrote under the pseudonym of Alfred Crowquill)

John Quincy Adams, 1767 - 1848
3083284 John Quincy Adams, 1767 - 1848.; Private Collection; (add.info.: Eldest son of President John Adams and sixth President of the United States of America. Hand writing sample.).

Pope Paul III, 1468 - 1549
3062209 Pope Paul III, 1468 - 1549.; Private Collection; (add.info.: Born Alessandro Farnese. Hand writing sample.).



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Calligraphy: The Art of Timeless Elegance In a world where technology dominates communication, calligraphy stands as a testament to the beauty and grace of handwritten words. With its roots tracing back centuries, this ancient art form has captivated hearts and minds across cultures. Be yourself - a simple yet profound message that resonates with all. Adorned in gold foil, these words shimmer on paper like rays of sunlight, reminding us to embrace our true selves fearlessly. From the beginning lines of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales to the delicate strokes of Landscape After the Rain by Kao Ko-kung, calligraphy transcends time and space. It weaves stories through ink-drenched pages, capturing emotions and narratives with every carefully crafted letter. Alphabet & Typography serve as building blocks for calligraphers' creativity. Each stroke is meticulously planned and executed, transforming mere letters into masterpieces that dance across the page. The elegant curves and intricate details breathe life into each word they form. Bamboo in the Wind whispers tales from early 17th-century Korea. Created by Yi Jeong, it showcases not only technical skill but also an artist's soul poured onto paper. Through his brushstrokes, he captures movement and tranquility simultaneously—a testament to calligraphy's ability to evoke emotion. A page illuminated from St Luke's Gospel transports us back in time to c700 AD when faith was expressed through ornate scriptural texts. Gold leaf illuminations intertwine with meticulously written verses—each line radiating devotion and reverence for divine teachings. Trust your journey - another golden message that inspires us all along life's winding path. Calligraphy breathes life into these words once again; their elegance serves as a gentle reminder that trust is essential amidst uncertainty. A Japanese girl practicing her calligraphy embodies dedication and discipline required for mastery in this art form. Her focused gaze follows each brushstroke as she hones her skills, preserving a tradition that has been passed down through generations.