Sokolniki gets a full load of calligraphy from all over the world

Moscow’s Sokolniki Exhibition and Culture Centre has seen the opening of the 2nd International Exhibition of Calligraphy. The visitors were awe-stricken by chefs d’oeuvre of neat handwriting from over thirty countries of the world, TV Tsentr (TV Centre) TV channel reports.

The exhibits, all handwritten and beautifully written, reflecting the history of mankind have occupied over five thousand square metres presenting a full picture of the culture of writing of various peoples, nations, and religions. The participating leading contemporary calligraphers have promised to conduct master-classes to teach you a neat and beautiful hand. “Calligraphy is the kind of job that accumulates experience and skill relayed from master to apprentice. Besides, it is pure imagination; it is your thought embodied, your desire expressed, the thing you can always notice in one’s eyes, heart, and soul. This exhibition is really beautiful, all the works are marvelous, and every master presents his own original stuff, his own culture. I am more than satisfied with the event,” Barbara Calzolari, an Italian artist and calligrapher said. Calligraphy is: a kind of visual art, an ancient branch of applied graphics, an aesthetic dressing for a handwriting, and an object of study.

The history of calligraphy goes side by side with the history of the type, writing utensils, and stylistic evolution of art. Calligraphy aims not only at convenience of reading but also at emotional graphic imagery. Calligraphy sways from clear forms and ease of legibility at a distance to expressive fluidity or ornamental elaboration.

In China and in other Far East countries, calligraphy was highly appreciated as an art of conveying emotion and symbols in a character, both the word’s meaning and the writer’s thoughts and feelings.