Micro calligraphy‚ also known as micrography is an ancient form of writing art. Micro-graphic is the scribal practice of employing minuscule hand script to create shapes and figurative designs mostly floral motifs and intricate geometric designs. Judaic micro calligraphy is an art form that has been used by Jews using sacral scriptures for hundreds of years. Some early Micro calligraphic ornamentation in the ancient Hebrew books consisted of elaborate black and white carpet pages and later color become an integral element of elaborate micro calligraphy art. Today‚ with progressing print technologies micro calligraphy evolved to an art that brings forth exquisite figural and illustrative representations.
It is amazing to observe the artist while creating a micro calligraphy when the artist uses small‚ almost microscopic letters to create an intricate picture. The Hebrew words used in these pictures are taken from meaningful Jewish texts as psalms‚ songs of Solomon‚ and Pirkei Avot‚ the Ethics of our Ancestors‚ while the artist tries to find a drawing a picture of people‚ places‚ flowers or landscapes that will depict or symbolize the written text. Here at the Hebrew micro calligraphy section of the Gans website you will find the meaningful text you'd like integrated into an exquisite piece of Jewish micrographic art.
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