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Islamic calligraphy exhibition begins

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PESHAWAR: A ten-day exhibition on ‘Islamic calligraphy and manuscripts’ organised by the directorate of archaeology and museums, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, opened at the Peshawar Museum here on Saturday. Amjad Afridi, advisor to chief minister on sports, tourism, archaeology, museums and youth affairs, opened the exhibition during a ceremony. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Mineral Development Ziaullah Afridi, […]

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Exhibition of Islamic calligraphy begins

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Karachi: The Arts Council has rendered yeoman service to society in spreading the arts, especially those with a religious flavour. These views were expressed by Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui, the city commissioner, while inaugurating the Islamic calligraphy exhibition at the Arts Council on Wednesday evening. He lauded the works of the artists and said that they […]

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An art show of divinely inspired calligraphy

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Karachi: We humans, all of us, have an ingrained divine element, an element an overwhelming number of us may not be aware of, but it is there. In the present-day materialistic and physical world, where all that matters is what comes to us through the five gates of perception, where empirical evidence is all that […]

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The Quran and art

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THE Holy Quran has been approached from many perspectives: linguistic, liturgical, historical, exegetical, sociological, psychological, anthropological, aesthetic etc. The more perspectives one brings to the study of the sacred text, the better and richer our understanding of it becomes. People approach sacred texts from their own perspectives, their reading fed by their needs, interests and […]

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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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Group calligraphy show ends

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By: PEERZADA SALMAN KARACHI: Usually calligraphic exhibitions in Ramazan suffer from visual monotony owing to the one-dimensional nature of the subject. But a group show that concluded at the Artscene Gallery on Monday evening was distinguished by a variety of artworks, both in terms of technique and content, which artists put on display. There were […]

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An aesthetic outlet to religious fervour

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By: Anil Datta Karachi: The city’s art galleries are awash with Islamic calligraphy exhibitions, appropriately enough, in the holy month of Ramazan. It is testimony not only to the religious fervour that exists in our society but also to the tremendous talent whereby the artists give an aesthetic outlet to their religious fervour. The ArtScene […]

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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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