Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Commercial gallery explores the rich tradition of Islamic arts

Khaled Al Saa'i / City from Heaven, 2015, Collage, Ink and acrylic on paper, 45x75 cm / Courtesy of Kashya Hildebrand Gallery
UNITED KINGDOM---Within the Middle East, calligraphy holds a special place – both spiritually and artistically. The script of the Holy Qur’an, it has been used for centuries to convey not just God’s word, adorning the book itself, but blossoming through the rich tradition of the Islamic decorative arts. Kashya Hildebrand was one of the first galleries to showcase calligraphy as a Contemporary art form from the Middle East in Europe. Now, 'Illuminating the Word' pays tribute to a new generation of calligraphic masters. [link]
Mir Yaghoub Sangtarash, Hafez Poem 01 (detail), 2012, acrylic on canvas, 192 x 145 cm