Marbling and calligraphy
- Hi Joan, nice work!
As you probably know, many images of Ottoman Turkish calligraphy have
been posted to the photo album. However I thought you might also enjoy
the following sites. The first two are of contemporary calligraphers
from Iran. Many today compose a modern style of calligraphy which is
termed khatt-naqsh or "calligraphy-painting". They ususally feature a
traditional scrpt called shikasteh, or "broken" script, but arranged in
a much more contemporary manner. Much of the marbling is done not
really traditional either, and you can see some European influences in
the patterns such as "bouquet" in some of the backgrounds. This modern
style of paper marbling called abro bad "cloud and wind" is made with
oil colors on tragacanth.
The first example is by Yadollah Kaboly Khansari.
It is from this web site featuring 10 examples of his work
Another example is by a calligrapher is named
<http://www.iranonline.com/Art/shirchi/index.html> Esrafil Shirchi
It is from this web site featuring
<http://www.iranonline.com/art/shirchi/> 10 examples of his work
Then from Japan, I found this link of more traditional calligraphy
compositions by Fumiko Noheya
written upon traditionally inspired ryoushi soushoku
Click on the numbers at the bottom of the page to see more images.
While not images of calligraphy per se, you may find these images of
decorative paper bookcovers from the Fukui Prefecture Archives
01-3/washi.html> in Japan are also inspiring.
Keep up the good work!
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