Since the olden times, people learnt the art of calligraphic script that was not only a means of information transmission but also the expression of beauty.
As historians say, calligraphy art emerged in China and Japan earlier than in the West and reached the status of a type of fine art that is equal to painting and poetry.
Russia has also rich traditions in the development of original fonts. A number of masters wrote illustrious pages into the calligraphic art development.
With the beginning of the computer era, the emergence of an abundance of font programmes, technical manipulation with letters (change in bending, widening, narrowing), interest in calligraphy as a type of art decreased to some extent.
But at present, our contemporaries started to impartially understand that excessive desire for rationality in this field is prejudicial to manual and drawn font, to individual writing. Specialized television broadcasting or publications in mass media can play a major role in expansion of this type of art, yet graffiti is also a form of interest in drawing and font.
Hopefully, establishment of training centers with involvement of experienced masters/trainers for teaching of children with artistic potentiality and an urge for beautiful script and also arranging for exhibitions will enable, in the foreseeable future, to revive this ancient beautiful art, and it will become part of our spiritual and cultural life.
Brass, hand-made engraving, 21x29.5 cm, 2008
Poems by Pushkin
Hand engraving on brass pre-coated with colored enamel, 29.5x21 cm, 2008
Figure of horse
Bronze, hand-made engraving, 23x19 cm, 2007
Cardboard, gouache, sharp-pointed nib pen, 36x16 cm, 2007
Rynda with Etching
Watch bell, 23*23cm
Font illustration to Pushkin’s poem of the same name. Cardboard, gouache, sharp-pointed nib pen, 28x25 cm, 2006
Family monogram "A.T."
Brass, hand-made mechanic engraving, vintage toned font, 9x5 cm, 2008
Brass, hand-made engraving, 9x5 cm, 2008
The Holy Scriptures
Gouache, coloured felt-tip pens, sharp-pointed nib pens, 44x30 cm, 2008
Glory to God in the highest...
Gouache, coloured felt-tip pens, sharp-pointed nib pens, 29x41 cm, 2009