turkish art

Six things to know about Turkish master Hasan Çelebi

Six things to know about Turkish master Hasan Çelebi

Hasan Celebi is by far the most distinguished representative of the art of Islamic Calligraphy in modern times. A student of the last representative of Ottoman school of calligraphy, Hamid Aytac, he is our current link to the tradition of Arabic calligraphy.

Calligraphy is Inspiration: Profile of master calligrapher Ayman Hassan

Calligraphy is Inspiration: Profile of master calligrapher Ayman Hassan

There is no limit in calligraphy. Rules in calligraphy are the starting point. Once you master them you can break them, but you cannot break something you cannot see or touch.

An Afternoon with Mohamed Zakariya (Part 2) - On Tradition and Precision Writing

An Afternoon with Mohamed Zakariya (Part 2) - On Tradition and Precision Writing

When you look at a writing of thuluth script, you will notice invisible lines going in a certain angle that have measurements, like 5 dots or 10 dots.  Zakariya hoca said, “these relationships of dimensions are only the beginning of writing.” Therefore, when you are first learning how to write in Arabic calligraphy, you are learning the measurements of letters.

Mysticism in Miniature Art: An interview with Artist Fatima Zahra Hassan

Mysticism in Miniature Art: An interview with Artist Fatima Zahra Hassan

Miniature Painting is unique as it transforms the material world into a world which is dreamlike. It is representational art form considering the other visual Arts of Islam. It can tell the whole story in a small space which is manifold.