Calligraphy is the art of putting the brush on paper properly and then accurately removing it.
For Art Thursday, pages from the German book The Proper Art of Writing (1655). The full title is The Proper Art of Writing: a compilation of all sorts of capital or initial letters of German, Latin and Italian fonts from different masters of the noble art of writing. As you can see, they are often more interestingly intricate than they are legible!
The Proper Art of Writing: