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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Which Genre of Art is Calligraphy, Understanding Calligraphy Art

Calligraphy symbols and color all form an important part of any painting. As we have different genres of art from landscapes to portraits to still lifes and nature painting many art lovers wonder which category would calligraphy come under, is it just a form of writing in colorful inks or more than that.
My  association with this beautiful art goes long time back and as I continue to make symbolic art, symbols, written in any from do have an immense emotional effect on our psyche. A word written in calligraphic form not only looks attractive but also goes straight to the mind. Using Chinese calligraphy symbols came naturally as this beautiful language as single symbols for words, from reiki symbols used during healing the power of symbolic healing art multiplies many folds with colors used for healing in calligraphy art. From the well known world wide Arabic calligraphy to Chinese symbols used in art there are many artists who imbibe this beautiful art into their artworks. Calligraphy in olden times was writings or scriptures done using special pens , nibs,and medium of inks. The most popular inks being red, black, yellow, blue and green.Scriptures written by hand in designing fashion , artistic, were a genre followed by only certain individuals who were qualified and trained in this skill.
Art can be expressed in any from and calligraphy symbols , are in a way only lines, a movement in lines, forms , shapes to give meanings to the scriptures written, a from of art.  The category calligraphy comes under would be abstract  art, and we also term this style as symbolic abstract art. Abstract art can take any form or be formless. calligraphy lines are in fact a movement of colors, strokes,  lines , and as the artist depicts strokes to make art, the symbols having certain meanings take their art to another level.
Calligraphy art not only looks beautiful with simple strokes but also are easily understood by given artist explanation of the meaning of the words and symbols.
Calligraphy art, it has been used since ages as in very old times even notes, scriptures and wedding cards were written by hand. News papers were written by hand, movie posters were written by hand and painted by artists. This beautiful art form is getting extinct as with technology and printing, our touch of hands has been replaced by the knick knack of the key board. There is hope as we try to revive this beautiful art form. Calligraphy symbols can be in any language and symbolic art has no religion or language barriers, its plain beautiful art!
Symbol Fruits, Abstract Symbolic painting by Mrs Rizwana A.Mundewadi, Year 2011, Size  9.5x13 Inches, medium oil on oil sketch paper, Price $ 599
you can view more of my paintings on my website

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Happy valentine 'Pink Roses in Vase' Painting Oil, 2002

Wishing everyone a very happy Valentine day, may all those in search of true love get  soul mates and the ones looking out for true friends get soul friends,  and the ones looking out for some great real fun enjoy today!
A great option for gifting a memorable gift this love season would be a floral painting,as real flowers wither over time, the artwork will remain for ever keeping the emotions alive. Floral paintings can  be displayed in any room or office and they enliven the environment with positive energy.
The Roses in vase a beautiful painting I love especially because of rose flowers in vase, the painting has come out great.And the time when there were no rose plants in my garden, the longing has led me to have a whole lot of variety and colors in rose plants, bushes and climbers. As i now enjoy the full bloomed bushes of fragrant roses this painting  done on oil sketch paper of pink roses will always have a special place in my heart,
here is this beautiful Pink Roses of love painting,  for viewing and buying my paintings visit my website

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Taking Your Art Home, Travelling with newly owned painting

Paintings art, when purchased directly from artist or through an art gallery is all yours now. How do you travel with your art?
It is very important that you take care of the new addition to your home while transporting painting. If purchased from an art gallery do involve yourself with the packaging and wrapping up of your precious new painting. The gallery representatives will do their best in packing but in case of exhibitions or sales there may not be enough facilities for packing the sold art. While you go to purchase paintings it is better that you drive , have your own vehicle or transportation facility. This helps especially in case of purchasing framed artworks.
In exhibitions if you have purchase dart directly from artist , do observe the packaging technique and what was used and how, this will help you to later unpack the art when your reach home. Rolled canvas need to be packed properly to avoid bending and scratching of paint from the surface of the painting. The outer section must be covered securely with cardboard roll so that the art can withstand wind, unexpected shower rain, and even sunlight while travelling. There may be packing  to absorb shock while travelling and also wrappers of paper or soft cloth or even a spare canvas to protect the painting while packing.
In case your driver or someone else has to pick up the art piece from the gallery do give proper instructions to take care of your art while transporting your painting to your home.
If it is a rare precious expensive artwork do take care where you halt for a tea or snack break in between journey as you may lose your art due to negligence. The journey of travelling with your art is an unique joyful experience, a piece of the artist soul travels with your to your home, to beautify your home and your life, it gives immense happiness, excitement, hope, as say those who have purchased art! Do take proper care of your art while traveling and enjoy the art!

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