News ID: 255114
Published: 0224 GMT July 01, 2019

Iranian calligrapher holding exhibit in Qatar

Iranian calligrapher holding exhibit in Qatar

Iranian calligrapher Abolfazl Khazaei is holding a calligraphy exhibition titled ‘Basmalah’ (in Arabic: In the Name of Allah), in Katara Cultural Village, Doha, Qatar.

The exhibit put on display 30 works of the Iranian artist.

The exhibit was inaugurated with the presence of local officials and Iranian ambassador in Doha Mohammad-Ali Sobhani, Iranian Charge d'affaires Majid Soleymani, Katara General Manager Khalid bin Ibrahim and Cultural Attaché Reza Shahrivar.

The opening ceremony was also attended by the Turkish and Australian ambassadors, Iraqi cultural attaché and well-known Qatari calligrapher Rashid al-Mohannadi.

Shahrivar said that the exhibition constitutes two parts: One focuses on the form and aesthetic aspects and the other takes the meaning of the written texts into account.

The works are in four of the six main calligraphy styles: naskh, muhaqqaq, thuluth, and reqa.

Khazaei said that the 30 works took almost a year to be finalized, including their illumination by renowned artists.

Organized by Iran’s Cultural Center and Qatar Ministry of Culture and Sports, a calligraphy workshop is concurrently being held by the Iranian artist. The workshop and exhibition will run for seven days.

The event was warmly welcomed by Qatari English- and Arabic-language media.

Born in 1983, Khazaei is one of the most prominent Iranian artists, who has learnt Persian calligraphy from veteran artists such as Hossein Amirkhani and Hossein Najafi.




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