The International Exhibition of Calligraphy opens in Moscow

Calligraphy, which is the art of beautiful writing according to Vladimir Dahl’s definition, is as important as eloquence. The museum of calligraphy was opened in Moscow less than a year ago. The exhibits are suitable for a different audience: from basic elements to unique samples. The funds continue to extend. Now the museum is getting ready to host the 2nd International Exhibition of Calligraphy, where the representatives of thirty-three countries should participate. Culture News, TV programme reports.

Neat and beautiful, fashionable and sacred art of calligraphy did not lose its quality until the present day. Artists use quill pens, reed pens and those made of metal. Moreover, working on sacred texts they try to keep traditions. Especially for the upcoming exhibition, calligraphers were offered to choose the same texts from sacred books concerning the forgiveness of sins and write them in the canonical fonts of different countries. As a result they have made three different works. The Decalogue is another addition considered as a masterpiece of publishing art.

“The Decalogue,the Ten Commandments, which are sometimes referred to as the genetic code of our civilization. The first rules of human communication and behavior, which have been formulated,” said Elena Isayeva, employee of the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy.

There is also one more unique addition with scriptural text called the Song of Songs, also Song of Solomon or Canticles. The paintings of an Israeli artist Izzy Pludwinski completes the unique handwritten fonts. Vitaly Mitchenko, a painter from Ukraine decorated the book Viy on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of N.V Gogol, its author.

The most mysterious artifact is placed in the center of the hall. “There is a blank print where calligraphers will write their works placed instead ofon parchment, brought from Israel and made in accordance with the rules applied for the kosher production of parchment,” Elena Isayeva admits.

Who is going to fill this blank print is not known yet. After all, about a hundred calligraphers from Europe, Brazil, Peru, Jordan, and even Tibet will take part in the forthcoming exhibition.

Source: Kultura (Culture) TV channel website