Calligraphy literally means beautiful writing, as adapted from Greek language. While it is often used to adorn certificates or special invitations, a simple word like love inscribed on a gorgeous backdrop can be a work of art in itself.
Calligraphy is an elegant, high style form of penmanship that combines thick and thin lines, using special nibs and ink, to achieve the desired effect. A more accurate description would be "drawing" letters and words, instead of simply writing them.
Artists devote years to perfecting their calligraphy skills so they can create stylized expressions of words, letters, and symbols. While typesetting machines can produce a similar look, only handwritten calligraphy is truly considered art.
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