calligraphic calligraphic  /ˌkæ lə ˈɡræ fɪk/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) of or relating to or expressed in calligraphy

Usage(s):

  1. In Morning Scene, painted eleven years later, Marin broke up the scene with bold black lines that are almost calligraphic.
  2. But in the late 1940s and '50s he did some notable work, paintings and drawings in a wiry, calligraphic style that calls to mind Mark Tobey but in its own sprung rhythms.
  3. The delicate minaret, lace-like from a distance, is a calligraphic representation of the words of the call to prayer, punched out of steel plates.

News

  • Ford's Logo And Reverse Lights Have More In Common Than You Think

    Easy! Both were designed by the same guy, Childe Wills . Despite the indignity of being named, basically, "child," Wills had an interesting career in the early automotive industry, designing both the calligraphic Ford logo and giving humanity that unsung hero of lights, the reversing light. Wills went to work for Ford quite early on, in 1899, before Henry Ford even had started what would become ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Jalopnik

Quotes

  • "They range from lucid arrangements of elegant shapes to explosive calligraphic improvisations, from single brushstrokes racing across expanses of clear colors to snarls of oil stick that create halos of unnamable hues," writes guest curator...
    on Feb 10, 2009 By: Karen Wilkin Source: Art Daily

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