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NASTA’LIQ: THE GENIUS OF PERSIAN CALLIGRAPHY

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
September 1, 2014-March 22, 2015
 

The first exhibition to focus on nasta’liq, a calligraphic style that developed during the fourteenth century in Iran demonstrating the transformation of the calligraphic script from “a simple conveyor of the written work to an artistic form of its own”.  This is one of the most fluid calligraphic styles of the Arabic alphabet. I first became aware of it admiring calligraphy of the Mughal Empire  in India after their conquest of South Asia when they used Persian  as their court language.

Cheers,

Elisabeth

folio

Detail of folio from the Gulshan Album, Calligraphy,  probably from Uzbekistan, ca. 1540, ink and opaque watercolor with gold on paper.

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