A documentary called “Calligraphing’s Daughter” has been released by Berlin’s Museum of Contemporary Art, calling attention to the artistic and creative work of German calligraher, Calligraphers daughter, and the artist who inspired her.
The documentary, which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival this week, focuses on the relationship between the artists work and the Berliner-art scene.
The film is based on a book by German writer and filmmaker Petra Spann, called “The Calligraphy of Petra Spans,” published in 2001.
The book tells the story of the life of Spans and her work as a calligraphist, focusing on a period between 1918 and 1926.
Spans was born in 1889 in Berlin, but moved to the city to live with her grandmother and eventually became a calligraphist.
Her work has been exhibited in Berlin since the late 1940s, but it was her book “The Art of Petra” that led to the rise of the modern calligrama movement.
It was during this time that Spans was influenced by German calligraphies, and began learning calligraphymagics at age eight.
Her early work influenced a generation of calligists, including the artists Johann Georges Braque and Friedrich Klimt, who became renowned for their calligrams.
In the 1960s, Spans went to study at the University of California, Los Angeles, and taught at the Art Institute of California for a decade.
After graduating, she moved to Germany, where she studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Berlin, where her work was exhibited.
At age 50, Span retired from the academy and began working as a full-time artist, focusing primarily on German calliopeography.
Her work is now exhibited in the German Art Museum in Berlin.
The documentary includes interviews with a number of her colleagues, including Braque, Klims, and Spans, as well as the artist and author of “The Secret of the Calligraphies.”
The filmmakers also discuss Spans’ art, including her early career and how she is still influencing artists today.
The story centers on the rise and fall of Petra’s career.
Spans is also a member of the German Academy of Arts and Letters.
She was born on June 8, 1889 in Germany and died on January 12, 2022.