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Published: 0209 GMT December 21, 2019

Calligraphy exhibition to be unveiled in National Museum of Iran

Calligraphy exhibition to be unveiled in National Museum of Iran

A collection of calligraphic artworks, which have not been seen before, will be unveiled in an exhibition at the National Museum of Iran in the capital, Tehran, today.

The exhibition will include calligraphies by great artists including Mir Emad, Mirza Gholamreza Esfahani, Golzar, Esmaeil Jalayer and Malek Mohammad Qazvini, according to ISNA.

The unveiling ceremony will be attended by Deputy Culture Minister for Art Affairs Mojtaba Hosseini and the former director of the Research Institute of Cultural Heritage and Tourism, Seyyed Mohammad Beheshti.

Calligraphy in Iran has gone through lots of developments. In fact, it is one of the most eye-catching and fascinating manifestations of Iranian culture in the post-Islam period.

At first, it was in the form of naskh. Then, with the support of Abu Bakr bin Sa’d Zangi in the southwestern province of Fars, dozens of manuscripts of Holy Qur’an were produced. During the Timurid Era, calligraphy acquired tremendous significance.

Later, Mir Ali Tabrizi consolidated nasta’liq, which was gradually created by the combination of naskh and ta’liq.


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