Saturday, July 7, 2012

Definition of Islamic Calligraphy

Arabic Calligraphy
In general, calligraphy can be interpreted as a work of art that are usually high-level writing using pen and beauty that is created is generally used as a decoration of a building.

Islamic calligraphy is a beautiful work of writing that uses the Arabic text as the basis of a written text, therefore, Islamic calligraphy is often called by the Arabic calligraphy. Islamic calligraphy is an art expression implementation Muslim artists from around the world to express their love to God.

Naskh Script Qur'anic Verses

Calligraphy of choice for artists to express Muslim religious expression because in Islam all forms of creative works such as sculptures and paintings are considered as a form that leads to idolatry and Islam strictly forbids it.

Andalus Qur'an
At first, Islamic calligraphy is made by hand using pen and colored ink on animal skin, stone, wood or leaves, but as the development of the era, calligraphy is now being created using a computer and use the paper or canvas as a medium base.

Qur'an Folio 11th Century Kufic
Qur'an Folio 11th Century Kufic
I know this is just a simple descriptions of Islamic calligraphy definitions but, I hope this little thing can make you more understand about the Islamic calligraphy.

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