Monday, September 30, 2013

Islamic Calligraphy

 Fahim Somani, a self-taught calligrapher and artist, shared information about Islamic Calligraphy, a beautiful form of script used in manuscripts, paintings, ceramics, architecture, and other decorative arts. Fahim introduced attendees to the six primary script styles with a bit of history and examples of use for each style. He often uses a reed pen that he either purchases or makes himself, although for larger works of art he often has to create his own tools in order to properly make the unique strokes required for calligraphy. Fahim shared many examples of his beautiful art making use of calligraphic elements, color, textures and layers.

You can find more information about Fahim and his art on his website and social media outlets:

Instagram: Fahim Somani

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