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The Art by Vitaly Shapovalov

The work of our old friend and permanent author of the Museum of Calligraphy is dedicated to marine topics, where one can see how calligraphy highlights a hull and sail flying in the wind, describes the life of a ship visually and artistically, and gives some information about a certain event.

Shapovalov Vitaly Viktorovich (Rostov-on-Don) was born in 1960, he graduated from the Grekov Art School in Rostov in 1980. as a theatrical artist (scenography).

Worked as an illustrator and stage designer. Engaged in easel painting and graphics.

Ship in a bottle ("Amelia").
70/46 cm. Watercolor paper, watercolor. Calligraphy performed with a sharp, round brush (Kolinsky Sable brush). The animation in gold leaf (coin) is executed in the "high gilding" technique.
The calligraphic text tells the history of the ship ('Amelia'): where and when it was built, used, sailed, etc.
Ship in a bottle ("La Couronne").
70/46 cm. Watercolor paper, watercolor. Calligraphy performed with a sharp, round brush (Kolinsky Sable brush). The calligraphy is performed in gold leaf (a French lily and the name of a ship) using the "high gilding" technique.
The calligraphic text tells the history of the ship (La Couronne), where and when it was built, used, sailed, etc.
About time and space.
70/46 cm. Watercolor paper, watercolor. The calligraphy is executed with a sharp, round brush (Kolinsky Sable brush).
The calligraphic text contains quotes by T. Mann about time, space, freedom, joy, love etc.
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