Arab Today, arab today arabic calligraphy by hassan massoudy
Last Updated : GMT 09:25:02
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Arabic calligraphy by Hassan Massoudy

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Arabic calligraphy by Hassan Massoudy

Baghdad - Arabstoday

Iraqi calligrapher Hassan Massoudy\'s unique style uses traditional elements, which he fears will soon be known to only a select few. Calligraphy exists all around us, if one would just care to take a look. Logos, signboards, writing and more. While they may incorporate some common elements, no two are alike. And yet their rich ancestry may become endangered if more is not done to preserve and enhance it, renowned Iraqi calligrapher Hassan Massoudy told Weekend Review. \"Arabic calligraphy is a versatile form and has a long history, stretching from the Kufi style in the 11th century to the Tugra, which was used extensively by the Ottoman Empire before its decline in the early 20th century,\" he said. \"The challenge nowadays for calligraphers and others who are interested in this medium is how to preserve these forms in the modern world. I do not think they will die out, but there is a risk they will become known just to a select few.\" His latest works were showcased at the 2012 Abu Dhabi Festival recently. More than 40 pieces, incorporating words or phrases from different works, such as traditional sayings, songs or poems, were on show at the Ghaf Gallery under the theme \"Gestures of Light\". \"It is the most natural art form that could be represented … in an Arab country. In the UAE, there is a [growing] interest in calligraphy … and it is remarkable,\" Massoudy, who has lived in Paris for 42 years, said. \"I believe one way to preserve this part of our cultural heritage is to incorporate it into computer fonts … like the hundreds that already exist. Who knows, maybe one day, you will see my style included among them.\" Nearly 13 years ago, Massoudy decided it was time to create his own style, having already created his own tools and type of ink. \"It was time … even though I studied the masters, I don\'t use the traditional sequence of creating letters. I start with the first and then the last, before filling in the rest of the word … so I began using large and small bamboo brushes to create larger strokes,\" Massoudy said. \"I also use colour, which is not traditional. And recently, I began using canvas instead of paper, as it offers new potential to showcasing calligraphy.\" However, he refuses to be labelled as a modern artist, insisting that his work is constantly evolving and he incorporates elements of both the past and present. \"I constantly study history, especially Islamic history, to see the different calligraphic elements that have arisen … in fact, whenever I make a painting, I try to imagine what past calligraphers would have done,\" Massoudy said. \"It is very important for me to create something new every day because yesterday\'s work does not matter anymore … I never know where my art may take me at any given moment, which is why I never talk about my future works,\" Massoudy added. making a mark Hassan Massoudy was born in 1944 in Najaf, Iraq. He moved to Baghdad in 1961 to study under several prominent teachers of classical calligraphy before circumstances caused him to leave Iraq for Paris in 1969, where he enrolled at the École des Beaux-Arts (School of Fine Arts). In 1972 he began a 13-year tour of Europe with Arabesque, a multimedia performance integrating music, poetry, movement and calligraphy. In the meantime, in 1975, he received his degree. Apart from featuring in major international collections, including the British Museum, London; the National Museum of Jordan; the Musée du Quai Branly, Paris; the Sharjah Museum; and the Wereldmuseum, Rotterdam, Netherlands, Massoudy’s works are also found in many public and private collections. From: Gulfnews

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today arabic calligraphy by hassan massoudy Arab Today, arab today arabic calligraphy by hassan massoudy

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Nasima Gamei revives Algerian heritage in jewelries

GMT 22:42 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Nasima Gamei revives Algerian heritage in jewelries
Arab Today, arab today Saudis await visitors but will they come?

GMT 11:54 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Saudis await visitors but will they come?
Arab Today, arab today Sarah Belamesh designs antiques of "ceramic"

GMT 19:45 2017 Monday ,20 February

Sarah Belamesh designs antiques of "ceramic"
Arab Today, arab today Mental conflict endures

GMT 07:36 2017 Friday ,24 February

Mental conflict endures
Arab Today, arab today Media host Mona Iraqi stresses her show's success

GMT 15:32 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Media host Mona Iraqi stresses her show's success
View News in Arabic - Culture: أخبار الثقافة والفنون
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today To hold social dialogue over secondary school

GMT 07:43 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

To hold social dialogue over secondary school
Arab Today, arab today UK appoints 1st Scotland Yard chief in 188 years

GMT 05:14 2017 Thursday ,23 February

UK appoints 1st Scotland Yard chief in 188 years
Arab Today, arab today Ex-yoga missionary unleashes rage

GMT 12:16 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Ex-yoga missionary unleashes rage
Arab Today, arab today Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons
Arab Today, arab today Tesla back into red but revenue grows

GMT 07:27 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Tesla back into red but revenue grows
Arab Today, arab today Nissan enhances sales in most markets

GMT 14:08 2017 Monday ,20 February

Nissan enhances sales in most markets
Arab Today, arab today Wafaa Amer is happy for Sherihan’s return

GMT 07:36 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Wafaa Amer is happy for Sherihan’s return
Arab Today, arab today Milan laughs while Rome cries

GMT 10:28 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Milan laughs while Rome cries

GMT 05:19 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Salma Rashid happy for 'A Whisper of Love'

GMT 12:35 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

63-Year-Old Woman Delivers Baby

GMT 20:02 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Nohan Seyam designs beautiful accessories

GMT 15:53 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Small ponds have outsized impact

GMT 23:29 2017 Thursday ,16 February

Home built on sand castles-style costs $8m

GMT 07:51 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Mom's immune system accepts babies

GMT 17:46 2017 Saturday ,18 February

Tourist guide reveals methods of tourist attractions

GMT 13:12 2015 Saturday ,09 May

Sheikh Sultan opens Sharjah Centre

GMT 12:22 2017 Monday ,20 February

Kanye West puts hijab-wearing model
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday