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Islamic art: An eclectic mix of calligraphy

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KARACHI: Calligraphy, one of the most ancient expressions of Islamic art, continues to be celebrated across the world. With the passage of time, the old traditional art has been revamped with the help of modern techniques, mediums and brush strokes, taking the revered Islamic art to a whole new level. This treatment of artistic expression […]

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Women’s role in Islamic art, architecture highlighted

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KARACHI: History has been unkind to women. There is an apparent gap left that relegates their contributions to the abyss of times, crediting them sparingly for some achievement or the other. This trend is also prevalent in art and architecture and so it was a relief to come across historical documentation of the contributions of […]

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Islamic Calligraphy Attracts Visitors To Lok Virsa

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ISLAMABAD: An exhibition of traditional Islamic calligraphy “Mesmerising colours of peace and tradition” by eminent artist Muhammad Azeem Iqbal and others opened here at Shakarparian under the aegis of the National Institute of Folk & Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa). The inaugural ceremony was taken place at the Pakistan National Museum of Ethnology, popularly known as […]

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Calligraphy on display

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ISLAMABAD: Celebrating the holy month of Ramazan, Satrang Art Gallery has organised a calligraphy exhibition ‘Hurouf’ of eight exceptional artists. The artists whom works have been displayed include Tajammul Hussain, Gohar Qalam, Rasheed Butt, Ahmed Khan, Arif Khan, Bin Qulander, Bushra Habib, and Mussarat Arif. Australian High Commissioner, Peter Heyward, inaugurated the exhibition. US Ambassador […]

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A profusion of calligraphic works

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By: Anil Datta Karachi: The Arts Council on Wednesday evening was host to calligraphic masterpieces highlighting Quranic verses and Islamic themes. Apart from the large number of works depicting the names of Almighty Allah and the Holy Prophet (PBUH), in the most attractive of colours and stylised letters, there are 113 works by 58 artists […]

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Islamic calligraphy that would inspire even sceptics

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By: Anil Datta Karachi: Come the holy month of Ramazan and the city’s art galleries are awash with inspirational shows of Islamic calligraphy and paintings. This year’s no exception. Grandeur Art Gallery in Defence put up an engrossing show of the craft. The 39 calligraphic works lining the walls of the gallery are real pieces […]

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Ramzan inspires calligraphy exhibit

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KARACHI: As Ramzan gets closer; calligraphy starts trending among the art circles. Taking the trend as an opportunity, Artscene Gallery has organised a group exhibition of 23 renowned artists. Calligraphy artists have presented inspiring religious art pieces featured on holy places and verses of Holy Quran. On the occasion of inauguration, a large number of […]

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