Friday, October 24, 2008


Calligraphy as an art started centuries ago when mankind invented communication through the written word. The Arabs, Chinese and Japenese have inculcated this art form into their culture.

In the Arabic art world, calligraphy has grown from the traditional styles to include contemporary abstracts also. The Sharjah Calligraphy Binniale is an event which proves the importance of calligraphy in the Arab world.

We began our journey into the world of arabic calligraphy with the traditional styles of rokah, deevane and deevane jalil scripts. The tradition calligraphy and ornamantation is a laborious task with very minute drawings. Very soon we branched out into the abstract representation of calligrapy.

Dubai hosts many exhibitions in contemporary calligraphy and we have had a chance to see the best of the calligraphers exhibit their art here. Our penchant for calligraphy grows with visits to these exhibitions and we hope to integrate calligraphy into our paintings.

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