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From Birch Bark to PC. The Days of Slavic Writing at the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy

On May 22 the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy began celebrating the Days of Slavic Writing. The guests could see a new exposition that included true masterpieces of Slavonic calligraphy: old manuscripts, birch bark calligraphy of our days, first pages of the Gospel of John, and many other exhibits. Famous calligraphers gave a series of live performances. For example, Andrei Sannikov, a philologist and calligrapher, ran a presentation entitled "Birch Bark Manuscripts: the Origins of Slavic Writing". And Grigory Marakuyev, a calligrapher and icon painter, told and showed how Old Russian scripts had been used in monasteries and on icons. Yuri Koverdyayev demonstrated the progress of Old Slavonic from ancient times through the reform of Peter the Great. The theme was caught up by Yelena Epstein-Orlova who told how a famous artist "miriskusnik" Georgy Narbut was using Old Ukrainian scripts in his art. Artyom Lebedev was the one to end the first day′s program – he not only showed his skill in fashioning calligraphy greetings, but also taught his spectators some ways of making handwritten greetings.

Tomorrow, on May 23 all the comers will also be offered a saturated program. We are waiting for a special guest, – Pyotr Chobitko, President of the National Union of Calligraphers, from St. Petersburg who will give a talk on how the contemporary calligraphy uses rich traditions of Slavic writing.

From Birch Bark to PC. The Days of Slavic Writing at the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy Birch bark to PC
From Birch Bark to PC. The Days of Slavic Writing at the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy Even nowadays Yuri Koverdyayev prefers birch bark to paper
From Birch Bark to PC. The Days of Slavic Writing at the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy Pyotr Chobitko. Remember not the sins of my youth… Art work of the Sacral Calligraphy collection.
From Birch Bark to PC. The Days of Slavic Writing at the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy Visitors to the Sacred Chamber
From Birch Bark to PC. The Days of Slavic Writing at the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy
From Birch Bark to PC. The Days of Slavic Writing at the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy
From Birch Bark to PC. The Days of Slavic Writing at the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy Linguist and calligrapher Andrei Sannikov telling the guests about the Novgorod birch bark manuscripts
From Birch Bark to PC. The Days of Slavic Writing at the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy A boy called Onfim wrote this in the XIII century…
From Birch Bark to PC. The Days of Slavic Writing at the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy
From Birch Bark to PC. The Days of Slavic Writing at the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy "Thank you!"
From Birch Bark to PC. The Days of Slavic Writing at the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy Grigory Marakuyev telling the guests about the church scripts canons
From Birch Bark to PC. The Days of Slavic Writing at the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy
From Birch Bark to PC. The Days of Slavic Writing at the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy
From Birch Bark to PC. The Days of Slavic Writing at the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy
From Birch Bark to PC. The Days of Slavic Writing at the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy
From Birch Bark to PC. The Days of Slavic Writing at the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy Yelena Epstein-Orlova told about the Old Ukrainian ancient writing revealed in Georgy Nargut’s works
From Birch Bark to PC. The Days of Slavic Writing at the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy“Take a pencil and... a pair of scissors”, Artyom Lebedev, our project′s calligrapher commanded
From Birch Bark to PC. The Days of Slavic Writing at the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy
From Birch Bark to PC. The Days of Slavic Writing at the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy Yuri Koverdyayev demonstrating how to write the long known letters correctly
From Birch Bark to PC. The Days of Slavic Writing at the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy
From Birch Bark to PC. The Days of Slavic Writing at the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy
From Birch Bark to PC. The Days of Slavic Writing at the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy
From Birch Bark to PC. The Days of Slavic Writing at the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy
From Birch Bark to PC. The Days of Slavic Writing at the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy
From Birch Bark to PC. The Days of Slavic Writing at the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy
From Birch Bark to PC. The Days of Slavic Writing at the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy
From Birch Bark to PC. The Days of Slavic Writing at the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy
From Birch Bark to PC. The Days of Slavic Writing at the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy Art works in memory of Ilya Bogdesko
From Birch Bark to PC. The Days of Slavic Writing at the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy Art works in memory of Ilya Bogdesko
From Birch Bark to PC. The Days of Slavic Writing at the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy Vitaly Shapovalov. First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to Corinthians

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