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Vitaly Shapovalov

Vitaly  Shapovalov

Vitaly Shapovalov

Rostov-on-Don, Russia

Calligrapher, illustrator, graphic designer

Calligraphy is Materialized Word

Calligraphy is a materialized word (sound) as the fullest and most eloquent expression of one’s personal attitude to what has been said.

How did it all happen? “The word appeared the first…”. More words appeared later and started to be shown on stone, clay, papyrus etc. There is no need to say how spiritually, beautifully and originally the innumerable number of phrases and texts look in different languages and, consequently, in different scripts made before the printing machine appeared.
At present, calligraphy (a calligrapher and, even more so, a calligraphic exhibition) continues to fulfill the “word” and fill it with a descriptive sense, and it looks in the most distinct and significant way against the background of information computer typing with digital text (that is not always of good quality, both in terms of sense and content).

…I want to say “Hurrah!” but I managed to find a more suitable word that was written by Nabokov (I wonder what it looked like in the manuscript) and, of course, with respect to Vladimir Vladimirovich’s attitude to calligraphy; calligraphy is it not only a beautifully made word. So (I would like to think about calligraphy):

The eternity’s smile is innocent.
The blindmen’s world cannot be explained,
But all is clear to the sighted in the world,
And perhaps there is no star in the ether
will compare with it.

Author works

This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. (John 15:12)

Aquarelle paper, watercolours, gold leaf, calligraphic brush – soft, round, pointed, 47x70 cm, 2010

Remember not the sins of my youth… (Psalm 25:7)

Watercolours, paper, brush – round, pointed, soft, 40x50.5 cm, 2009

Application to become a member of the National Union of Calligraphers

Paper, watercolours, brush – round, soft, pointed, 20.7x30 cm, 2009

Pomegranate and calligraphy piece

Aquarel, paper, soft, round,pointed brushes, 35 × 47 cm, 2009

11_1

Aquarel, paper, soft, round,pointed brushes, 35x47 cm, 2009

Music 4

Music 3

Aquarel, paper, soft, round,pointed brushes, 35 × 47 cm, 2009

Music 2

Aquarel, paper, soft, round,pointed brushes, 35 × 47 cm, 2009

Music 1

Aquarel, paper, soft, round,pointed brushes, 35 × 47 cm, 2009

Solomon’s Song of Songs (Winter)

Aquarelle, paper, soft, round, pointed brushes, 47x35 cm, 2008

Jasmine

Rain

Aquarel, paper, soft, round, pointed brushes, 46x70 cm, 2009

High nettle

Paper, aquarel. soft, round, pointed brushes, 57 × 70 cm, 2009

Spring

Paper, aquarel, soft, round, pointed brushes, 47x35 см, 2008

Recipe of bread

Paper, watercolor, round brush, 70x50 cm, 2008

11

Paper, watercolor, round brush, 92x70 cm, 2005

Wish

Paper, watercolor, round brush, 47x31 cm, 2008

Ballet. Mise-en-scène

Paper, watercolor, round brush, 95x70 cm, 2007

Joyce

Paper, watercolor, round brush, 43x62 cm, 2006

Ecclesiastes

Paper, watercolor, round brush, 70x45 cm, 2005

Calligrapher

Paper, watercolor, round brush, 70x95 cm, 2005

Savior

Paper, aquarel, soft, round, pointed brushes, 42 × 60 cm, 2005

Abraham Lincoln

Watercolours, paper, brush – soft, round, pointed, 39x57 cm, 2009

Anthem

Paper, watercolours, brush – pointed, round, soft, 70x95 cm, 2009

The first epistle of St. Paul the Apostle to Corinthians, chapter 13, verse 1 – 10

Paper, watercolours, brush – round, soft, pointed,30x40 cm, 2009

The First Epistle of St. Paul the Apostle to Corinthians, chapter 13, a verse 4-8

Paper, watercolours, brush – round, soft, pointed, 30x40 cm, 2009

Glory to God in the highest...

Paper made by the author, coloured ink, pointed pen, 31x42 cm, 2009

A. Yu. Shaburov. Portrait

Paper, watercolor, round brush, 2010

"A" (calligraphy initial). Inscription in Old Slavonic engraved on the ring that Peter the Great, Russian Emperor, used to wear.

Watercolor paper, watercolors, gold leaf illumination (technique of bulgy gold-plating), soft pointed brush, 35x46 cm, 2011

"Б" (calligraphy initial). One of the 33 works from the series "Calligraphy initials ABC" with every initial different from others in style and form.

Watercolor paper, watercolors, gold leaf illumination (technique of bulgy gold-plating), soft sharp-pointed brush, 35x46 cm, 2011

"Ц" (calligraphy initial). One of the 33 masterpieces from the series "Calligraphy initials ABC" with every initial different from others in style and form.

Watercolor paper, watercolors, gold leaf illumination (technique of bulgy gold-plating), soft sharp-pointed brush, 35x46 cm, 2011

O.M. Shaburova. Portrait.

Paper, watercolor, round brush, 2010

"Я" (calligraphy initial).

Watercolor paper, watercolors, gold leaf illumination (technique of bulgy gold-plating), 46x35 cm, 2013

Ulysses

Paper, watercolour, 90х70cm , 2006.

Clematis

Paper, watercolour, gold leaf, 50x50cm , 2014.

Poppy

Paper, watercolour, gold leaf, 50x50cm , 2014.

About the Life — 1

Paper, watercolours, gold leaf, round, soft and pointed calligraphy brushes, 460×350 mm, 2017

About the Life – 2

Paper, watercolours, gold leaf, round, soft and pointed calligraphy brush, 460×350 mm, 2017
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