Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Poppy Love And The Scottish Play


Last week I showed you a couple of items of calligraphy presently hanging in the main branch of the public library, courtesy of the Calligraphy Society of Ottawa. Here are two more. The first really seems to mix visual art and calligraphy.


The second goes for the theatre, inscribing a passage from Shakespeare's Macbeth (or the Scottish Play, as superstitious actors would refer to it). Mounted against a darkly colourful background, the paper stands out well.


Foul Whisp'rings Are Abroad...

What a great line.


39 comments:

  1. That top is tops!


    ALOHA from Honolulu,
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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  2. They're both cool but I really like the first one a lot!

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  3. The first one is very pretty, the second, well I am from abroad.....:)

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  4. Both excellent, who wouldn't love that line, 'foul whisp'rings are abroad'.. I really hope I get a chance to use that sometime in the future :) As for the painting, j'adore.. I feel inspired to paint.

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  5. Ol' Willie has some ways with language didn't he. I like it also.

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  6. The water colour painting is very pretty.

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  7. Caligraphy is a great skill. Put together with ideas and photos make for some very interesting art. Yes, Shakespeare always has great quotes for the right moment.

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  8. @Cloudia: thanks!

    @Tamera: the calligrapher-artist really did beautiful work with that one.

    @Marianne: I wonder how often Shakespeare gets translated and performed in other languages. I know there was a French version of one of the historical plays done here at the NAC in recent weeks.

    @Linda: thank you!

    @Grace: it would be good for a chapter title.

    @Birdman: there's a reason he's considered the best, after all.

    @Jackie: a nice play on words too.

    @Marleen: I thought so.

    @Jane and Chris: he does.

    @Karl: that seems to be a consensus.

    @Red: the various members of this group did fine work with it.

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  9. ...unnatural deeds do breed unnatural troubles...

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  10. A caligrafia revela os traços de uma personalidade aqui bem destacada por você
    Um abraço William

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  11. The first one is almost incredible!

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  12. I wish I could do that fancy calligraphy .

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  13. @Sharon: it's such a great play, after all.

    @Tex: thanks!

    @Gracita: thank you!

    @VP: it really is a work of art.

    @Judy: it's way beyond my abilities.

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  14. I love that watercolor of the poppy!

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  15. "Foul Whisp'rings Are Abroad..."

    that line is very apt in the city of Ottawa (politically I mean!!)

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  16. I like the first one my choice.

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  17. Poppy Love is quite beautiful. Love he quotation too.

    I also like the previous "ghost building and sign".
    MB

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  18. @RedPat: I certainly thought so.

    @Norma: the poppies seem to be getting the lion's share of the attention!

    @Jan: thanks!

    @Halcyon: the artist really worked wonders with it.

    @Gill: oh, yes!

    @Carolann: so do many today.

    @MB: thank you!

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  19. That first one is wonderful!

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  20. You're right William that first one is a work of art

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  21. The poppies are in need of framing. I'm in awe of someone controlling their penmanship (I know calligraphy) that long.

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  22. How lovely! I did calligraphy for fun awhile back. I think you were born then.. :-)

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  23. Love the play on words. Poppy love, indeed!!!

    Janis
    GDP

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  24. The first one looks like poetry.

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  25. The first one is BEAUTIFUL!

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  26. I envy people with beautiful handwriting.

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  27. @Cheryl: thanks!

    @Geoff: the artist did so well with it.

    @Mari: there was a frame, but I wanted a close view of it, so I omitted the frame.

    @Jennifer: I did a bit of it in school, but not much.

    @Janis: it's quite a good play on words.

    @Randy: thanks!

    @Linda: it does.

    @Gunn: thanks!

    @Hamilton: me too.

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  28. It's wonderful how a beautiful hand can bring something alive.

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  29. Foul Whisp'rings Are Abroad...


    Hmmmm. I think there's some truth in that!

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  30. Love the painting. I used to do calligraphy.

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