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Mischievous Monkey - Calligraphy Art Canvas Print

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This artwork is an inspiration from Zoomorphic Calligraphy. Zoomorphism is a term which means shaping of something in animal form. Illustrating calligraphy in a form of animal is been predominantly practiced in Arabic and Islamic styles.

Here I have attempted to experiment with Zoomorphism using Latin lettering. To make it more meaningful and conceptual, I have used adjectives by which the animals are best known for. The artwork has an essence of Arabic calligraphy but it is in English. The adjectives may or may not be seen at first glance but when you will observe closely you will definitely find the word in there.

Monkeys as we all know are our ancestors. They are also known as the most mischievous animals amongst all. So I have illustrated word "mischievous" in a form of monkey.

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This artwork is an inspiration from Zoomorphic Calligraphy. Zoomorphism is a term which means shaping of something in animal form. Illustrating calligraphy in a form of animal is been predominantly practiced in Arabic and Islamic styles.

Here I have attempted to experiment with Zoomorphism using Latin lettering. To make it more meaningful and conceptual, I have used adjectives by which the animals are best known for. The artwork has an essence of Arabic calligraphy but it is in English. The adjectives may or may not be seen at first glance but when you will observe closely you will definitely find the word in there.

Monkeys as we all know are our ancestors. They are also known as the most mischievous animals amongst all. So I have illustrated word "mischievous" in a form of monkey.

About the Maker

Interested in all art forms since childhood, I participated in various dance and drama competitions in school as well as college. After 10th standard, I met a commercial artist who introduced me to Applied Art and Calligraphy. I eventually graduated with a BFA-APPLIED from Rachana Sansad College of Applied Art.

My moment of inspiration came in 2008 when I attended CALLIFEST at JJ school of arts, which was conducted by Sir Achyut Palav, India’s most renowned Calligrapher. After seeing the beautiful works of art displayed there and a demo by Sir Palav himself, I knew that this is what I wanted to do, no matter what it takes. Sir Palav spoke to me at the exhibition and introduced me to Sir Ram Kasture, who conducted calligraphy classes close to my home. Sir Kasture would become by teacher and mentor and everything I know about calligraphy today can be credited to him.

When I started I primarily used chisel cut markets, bow pens, various cut nibs and brushes. Today as I explore calligraphy on my own, I have started experimenting with injections, shaving brushes, sponges and other tools. Calligraphy can be done with any tool; it depends on how the artist uses it.

The key in calligraphy is to be confident since strokes cannot be planned and have to be created in a fraction of a second. Especially when you are doing speed calligraphy, the challenge is to be quick, stylish and also make the stroke readable.

Most of my work has involved Devnagari script and a little Latin script. I am currently working on developing more Latin calligraphy. Lettering is priority is calligraphy today and I take inspiration from lettering I see on Pinterest and other online sources. My plan is to develop as an artist by learning multiple scripts (Indian and foreign) and execute them in innovative mediums.

Being an artist in urban India is tough as children are forced to pursue more mainstream areas in academics. I have been fortunate to have gotten tremendous support from my family to help me get to where I am today and aim higher in the future.

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Standard Delivery Free home delivery anywhere in India. Delivered in 4-5 business days.
Material Archival Grade Canvas
Size Available in 2 sizes: 9" x 9" or 12" x 12"
Frame 1" deep wooden stretcher bars (canvas continues to wrap around the edges)

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