Nun Wa Al Qalam: Contemporary Muslim Calligraphy : the Collection of the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

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Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, 2013 - Islamic calligraphy - 245 pages
The exhibition and accompanying catalogue, entitled 3 Nun Wa Al Qalam: Contemporary Muslim Calligraphy3 A collection of the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia presents the enigmatic and mystical artworks of 36 artists from 8 different countries. Contemporary Muslim Calligraphy or the art of beautiful writing inspires the world today as it did for 1400 years. Calligraphy unified the Arts of Islam from around the world, and contributed to the splendour of its cultural heritage. Certainly the Holy Qur ʼan was the main inspiration for the beautification of God ʼs words and thus played a major role in the evolution and development of the Arabic script and its adaptation to other languages. Yet in the contemporary world, Muslim calligraphy went beyond the traditional approaches, venturing with new approaches in media, form, content and design. The letters and words start to attain new dimensions and inspirations.

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