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Offline AAAndrew

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Armenian Calligraphy
« on: March 31, 2017, 10:58:27 AM »
I am not Armenian, but I married into the clan.

If there's one civilization that has revered it's alphabet, it's the Armenians. The alphabet is a symbol of national identity. You find it engraved on jewelry along with the Armenian cross as the major symbols of the Armenian people.

I found a wonderful site that presents Armenian calligraphy, it's history, tools, variations etc... Quite a lovely site. It is also replete with beautiful examples and videos of how to write specific letters.

http://15levels.com/art/armeniancalligraphy/

Enjoy.
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Re: Armenian Calligraphy
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2017, 01:28:06 PM »
Wonderful.  Thank you Andrew.

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Re: Armenian Calligraphy
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2017, 03:36:53 PM »
Calligraphy is beautiful in every language. I like the piece that shows the circles within - similar to our ovals. Thanks for sharing.  :)
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Re: Armenian Calligraphy
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2017, 01:52:02 PM »
They're such unique letterforms that deserves recognition. Thanks for sharing with us Andrew.
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Re: Armenian Calligraphy
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2017, 06:37:23 AM »
How beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing  :D

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Re: Armenian Calligraphy
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2017, 06:56:32 PM »
That is one wonderful site. Thanks.

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Re: Armenian Calligraphy
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2017, 08:28:32 AM »
I want to learn this. Well said @Erica McPhee, Calligraphy is beautiful in every language.
Thanks for sharing Andrew.

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Re: Armenian Calligraphy
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2017, 05:52:48 AM »
My 25th wedding anniversary is coming up next week and so I commissioned Ruben Malayan, the gentleman I linked to above, to create a piece for my wife. Her Armenian mother passed away in 1983 in an automobile accident. I asked Ruben to right out her name, the dates and the Armenian version of In Memorium.

He sent me a photo today of what he did. He did it in both black and blue and is sending them both to me. I particularly love the blue. Here's what it looks like.

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Re: Armenian Calligraphy
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2017, 08:58:05 AM »
This is what it looks like in computer font so you can compare letter forms.
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Re: Armenian Calligraphy
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2017, 10:53:56 AM »
Andrew,

This is a lovely tribute. Thank you for sharing this letterform. I continue to be in awe of the many varied letter forms in our world and how beautiful they are.

Happy Anniversary  :)
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Re: Armenian Calligraphy
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2017, 03:30:44 PM »
Just received a note from the artist. The ink he used is Pelikan Turquiose.

The style is called "Bolor'gir" which literally means "round" letters but actually refers to the flowing nature of it.
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