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1 Graphic Design & Illustration Micrography Portrait These images are in the public domain because their copyright has expired. 1Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. Images and other multimedia content used with permission.

2 Introduction: Presentation #1 Micrography: (from Greek, literally small-writing – "Μικρογραφία"), also called microcalligraphy, is a Jewish form of calligrams developed in the ninth century, with parallels in Christianity and Islam, utilizing minute Hebrew letters to form representational, geometric and abstract designs. Colored micrography is especially distinctive because these rare artworks are customarily rendered in black and white. 2

3 Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. Images and other multimedia content used with permission. 3 Omer Calendar (detail) Italy, ca Micrographic text: Five Megillot (Esther, Ruth, Song of Songs, Ecclesiastes, and Lamentations) B (NS)Mc43

4 Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. Images and other multimedia content used with permission. 4

5 Questions Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. Images and other multimedia content used with permission. 5 How can we ‘borrow’ and use this art form today? Is it important that the words used are integral to the image? How can you shade with words? What type of image would the lyrics of your favorite song form?

6 Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. Images and other multimedia content used with permission. 6 Student Art Submitted by: Kimberly Sheek, Montezuma- Cortez High School, Cortez, Colorado Shading with words

7 Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. Images and other multimedia content used with permission. 7 Student Art Submitted by: Kimberly Sheek, Montezuma-Cortez High School, Cortez, Colorado Shading with words

8 Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. Images and other multimedia content used with permission. 8 texty-study-scripts/collatanea- prosperova-knihovna/slovo-a- obraz/kaligram/lang/cz-cs / A last look at the ancient art of micrography


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