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Valentina Kozhevina

Valentina  Kozhevina

Valentina Kozhevina

St. Petersburg, Russia

Calligrapher, artist, conductor

Beauty of calligraphy

I started to write in the Arabic language spontaneously and I didn’t study the language. I had absolutely no idea about Arabic. It sounds like a miracle but one day a supernatural power made me take a brush and write from right to left. Only in writing I felt exaltation because I realized I was contacting some unexplored beauty.

Perhaps my music education helped me catch the rhythmic of Arabic ligature.

Spending hours on writing ornaments, orient patterns, combining colours I was dancing on the waves of Time thus penetrating into the depths of eternal knowledge.

I don’t know how I did it. I was just doing it – I could feel the rhythmic of a verse because it sounded in my soul. Living in this contemporary world we have no idea about the hidden powers and knowledge we have in ourselves. Even if we dip in an ancient culture we can reveal these powers.

When I write I feel time flowing through my eyes and hands, and I can see the birth of age-long wisdom. And I confess I have never heard a more beautiful sound than stringing of a written word.

Author works

Basmala

Water-colour paper, watercolours, kolinsky sable brushes, tempera, acryl gold, 65х50 cm, 2010

Calligraphic scheme

Paper, watercolor, tempera, sable brushes, 40x50 cm, 2008

Frontispiece Dovalrani and Khizrkhan (blue)

Paper, watercolor, tempera, kolinsky sable brushes, 40x45 cm, 2009

Surah 25. Quranic text in the shape of a boat

Paper, watercolor, tempera, kolinsky sable brushes, 20x25 cm, 2009

Head ornament for Hamsa poem (16 century)

Paper, watercolor, tempera, kolinsky sable brushes, 45x55 cm, 2008

Author's composition: Sulsi (blue)

Paper, watercolor, tempera, kolinsky sable brushes, 24x30 cm, 2009

Basmalla. Author`s composition

Watercolor paper, water colors, tempera, gold-gouache, mink brush, 30x30 cm, 2008.

Indian Koran of the 17th century

Watercolor paper, water colors, tempera, gold-gouache, mink brush, 50x40 cm, 2008.

1000 and 1 basmalla

Watercolor paper Montval, cardboard, watercolors, Holland brushes (weasel), Chinese ink, pen, golden acrylic paint, golden gouache. Half of the work is made with watercolors, 84x69 cm, 2010

Application to become a member of the National Union of Calligraphers

The work is painted on watercolour paper with watercolours, gold and Holland gouache; brushes (weasel), 30x30cm, 2009
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