Islamic art and calligraphic exhibition held
Karachi: An Islamic Art and Calligraphic Exhibition were held at the Defence Authority Creek Club here on Monday.
The masterpiece works of talented artists Muhammad Shafique and Asif Ghazali were put on display, according to a press statement issued by the Pakistan Defence Officers Housing Authority.
This form of art encompasses visual arts, including oil paintings, calligraphy and ceramics. It mainly focuses on the depiction of patterns and Arabic calligraphy.
According to organizers, the calligraphic design is present in Islamic art and is visually expressed in a mix of Quranic verses and historical proclamations.
Two of the main scripts involved are the symbolic Kufic and Naskh scripts, which can adorn and enhance the visual appeal of the walls and domes of buildings.
The works of the new artists include oil paintings on canvas and on paper. They also include calligraphic works of Quranic verses in oil painting, flowers and battle field scenes in oil painting on canvas.
A large number of art lovers were present there who appreciated the artistic works of the artists and commended the initiative of the organizers for holding the event.
The promoter of the event, Brig (Retd) Asif Ghazali, said that the idea behind the exhibition was to foster the old Islamic art and calligraphy skills which have a very rich heritage.
He said that the earning through the exhibition would be spent to help the needy artist