Dubai Islamic Art Exhibition Gives Calligraphy a Contemporary Twist

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Even if you don’t understand the letters, you can appreciate the beauty of Arabic calligraphy. It has been studied and developed for centuries and the dimensions of the letters are based on the golden ratio. “Calligraphy opens the door to aesthetic values that are not available in nature,” says Majid Al…

Cairo celebrates the art of calligraphy — Al Arabiya Net News

Cairo plays host to the International Festival for Arabic Calligraphy, where colorful pieces of intricate Arabic typography are showcased. (Reuters) Cairo may be best known for its ancient Egyptian ruins, but it is also home to a vast amount of Islamic history.In the busy Cairo streets that history is there for all to see with…

Louvre museum unveils new Islamic art wing – France 24 news and videos

Paris’ Louvre museum has opened to the public a $131 million Islamic art department, unveiling a new wing with 3,000 precious artifacts dating back from the seventh to the 19th century – including the oldest love letter in the Muslim world. Paris’s famed Louvre museum on Saturday opened to the public a new wing of…

Atlanta: Exhibitions of Islamic heritage and artistic expression explore calligraphy – Compiled by Imran Hasni at The Ismaili

Also see related video. Family Day activities at the Museum included hands-on activities like this Calligraphy Corner. Photo: Farida Nurani From 28 August to 5 December 2010, the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia became a hub of Islamic calligraphic exploration. The Museum presented two complementary exhibitions that explored calligraphy in…