The artist flair of Islamic calligraphy, also known as Arabic calligraphy, combines disciplines such as writing and bookmaking. This art form has most often employed the Arabic script and Islamic calligraphy is especially revered among Islamic artists since it was the primary means for the preservation of the Qur’an. Although not completely restricted to religious meaning, Islam still plays a majority role in Islamic calligraphy’s influence.
Modern Islamic calligraphy spans a vast range of specifics; from functional hand lettered inscriptions and designs to fine art pieces where the abstract expression of the handwritten mark may or may not supersede the legibility of the letters. This free flowing style of letter makes for spectacular results.
There are a variety of recurring elements in Islamic calligraphy, such as the use of geometrical floral or vegetation designs. Islamic calligraphy is not exclusively influenced by religion and takes stock from various other discipline such as painting, pottery and ceramics creation. Islamic calligraphy also takes a large influence from media such as music and architecture. This rich variety of influences makes Islamic calligraphy one of the most versatile artistic movements in history.
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