The art of Arabic calligraphy is particularly considered in the Islamic world. However, it should not be forgotten that if writing was an important means of preserving and spreading the Koran, calligraphy has historically found widespread use even in areas not strictly religious, such as in the decoration of everyday objects. Throughout the history of Islam, the work of calligraphers has been researched and appreciated. Calligraphy and abstract representations have become the main means of artistic expression, since there was a belief that figurative art was a form of idolatry. Contemporary artists from the Islamic world, and not only, still use the legacy of calligraphic art to insert inscriptions or abstract figures in their works as if it were an identifying mark, a recognizable art form, a language that defines a belonging. Starting from the research and analysis developed during the master degree thesis , aimed at investigating the connections between the most widespread forms of artistic expression in the Islamic world (geometry, calligraphy and arabesque), we wanted to focus attention on one of these three art forms, probably the most important for Arabs, to highlight its importance linked to the past, its developments in space and time and its future potential.

The Arabic calligraphy. An identifying parameter in space, time and contents / Mansour, Osama; Netti, Rossana. - ELETTRONICO. - 1140:(2020), pp. 313-329. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 2nd International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Image and Imagination tenutosi a Alghero (I) nel 4-5 July 2019 [10.1007/978-3-030-41018-6_27].

The Arabic calligraphy. An identifying parameter in space, time and contents

osama mansour;netti rossana
2020

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The art of Arabic calligraphy is particularly considered in the Islamic world. However, it should not be forgotten that if writing was an important means of preserving and spreading the Koran, calligraphy has historically found widespread use even in areas not strictly religious, such as in the decoration of everyday objects. Throughout the history of Islam, the work of calligraphers has been researched and appreciated. Calligraphy and abstract representations have become the main means of artistic expression, since there was a belief that figurative art was a form of idolatry. Contemporary artists from the Islamic world, and not only, still use the legacy of calligraphic art to insert inscriptions or abstract figures in their works as if it were an identifying mark, a recognizable art form, a language that defines a belonging. Starting from the research and analysis developed during the master degree thesis , aimed at investigating the connections between the most widespread forms of artistic expression in the Islamic world (geometry, calligraphy and arabesque), we wanted to focus attention on one of these three art forms, probably the most important for Arabs, to highlight its importance linked to the past, its developments in space and time and its future potential.
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