The now consolidated initiatives that the Correr Museum Library is implementing to promote the knowledge and practice of calligraphy among the general public continue in 2023. That is, that visual art which, through the design and execution of characters with a pen, an ink brush or another writing instrument, manages to give shape to signs in an expressive, harmonious and skilful way.
The interest and authority that the calligraphy project has gained in previous editions has pushed the Correr Library to extend it, this year, to other libraries of the Venetian Civics, offering course participants guided visits to the heritage of the Museum Libraries of Natural History and the Museum of Palazzo Mocenigo .
The traditional workshop , already sold out, included this year among the activities of the MUVE Academy , is accompanied by an exhibition of calligraphic works entitled East-West Calligraphy , hosted from 18 November to 7 January in the precious environment of the Salone delle Quattro Porte, part of the Correr Museum's art gallery. The protagonists of the exhibition are the works of Kazuaki Tanahashi and Monica Dengo , both well known to fans of beautiful writing.
Kazuaki Tanahashi in particular, active since the 1960s in California, has strongly contributed to the diffusion of the calligraphy of Japan , his country of origin, in the United States, where he is also involved in the diffusion of Zen Buddhist literature. Monica Dengo , among the first and most important figures in the rediscovery of the art of freehand writing in our country , has collaborated for many years with the Correr Museum Library in the work of promoting knowledge of calligraphy through workshops, organization of exhibitions and themed events.