On the occasion of the XXI Week of Italian Language, dedicated to ‘Dante, l’italiano’, the Italian Institute of Culture of Edinburgh is pleased to invite artist Monica Dengo to host the calligraphy workshop ‘From the Time of Dante Alighieri to the Contemporary. Practising an art of line and rhythm’.
This online workshop will focus on the evolution from the bastard hand from a Divina Commedia manuscript into a cancelleresca, which is the foundation of our modern cursives.
According to Monica Dengo, writing by hand means going back to the root of our need to express ourselves, blending sign, word, body into a whole. Practice is the only way to understand its importance.
Monica Dengo is an artist and teacher working with handwriting, lettering and calligraphy. She has taught in Japan, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Switzerland, France, Canada, Russia and United States. Currently she teaches at ISIA Urbino and in a three years long course on historical calligraphy in Venice -Italy, for CIAC – Centro Internazionale Arti Calligrafiche.
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