CORSIVA ROMANA | the origin of cursive (recorded videos lessons)

  • CORSIVA ROMANA | the origin of cursive (recorded videos lessons)

***Here you will purchase the recorded 3 lessons from the workshop held last November 2022
I will send you a link where download the 3 videos files, handout and supply list that you will get with NO LIMIT TIME to watch.
PLEASE NOTE: sending video files is not automatic upon your purchase. You will receive the material as soon as I can upload it for you and send it to you immediately with a separate email.

…..Cursive calligraphy is full of movement and emotion. Calligraphy that runs along the page, in the full flow of writing, is filled with movement and life. Cursive writing breathes rhythmically, like a dancer. Cursive writing is a graphic dance.”
Hans-Joachim Burgert “ The calligraphy line” Berlin,1989

Chronologically the "New" Roman Cursive is inserted between the I century b.C. and the IV century a.D. This style develops at the same time as the official writings of the State, Capitalis Rustica, Uncial and Quadrata. Commonly it is considered the cursive form of the capital letter. While the Quadrata and Rustica are written carefully and meticulously, the Roman Cursive seems to be written quickly , without care and is often difficult to read.

In reality its apparent rhythmic disorder (Chaos) has an extraordinary musicality of the line that is expressed through the connections between the letters. It is, in my opinion, pure writing. Its protagonist is not a geometric form, but the LINE. A line that dances, that moves in the space, until it creates a harmony of signs. The letters are not formed according to a rigid pre-ordered scheme, but are modified according to the single movement.

This course aims to stop and consider the aspects of the origin of cursivity in calligraphy, how to write and connect letters and the line of writing that “dance” and move into the space with its expressive potentialities in greater detail. We intend also to work on the more experimental aspects.
If you are looking for how to dissolve some stiffness and get more fluidity in your calligraphy and discovering a new historical ancient style, this is the course for you.

This course is thought for beginners up to advanced.

- 5 hours in total online live session class
- handouts for the entire session will provide