Arabic Calligraphic Script and the Book Arts- Fri.March 9th at CBA in NYC
- This is very late notice, but perhaps those of you in the NYC area can
attend. Mohamed makes his ebru in a very historic manner, mainly used
for his calligraphy compositions.
Arabic Calligraphic Script and the Book Arts
With Mohamed Zakariya
Friday, March 9, 6: 30 pm
Zakariya began working with calligraphy in 1961. He took his first
from the Egyptian artist Abdes-Selam Ali-Nour in 1964 while in Morocco.
Mr. Ali-Nour encouraged him to study the literature of the art and to
become a professional calligrapher. In 1984, with the encouragement of
Esin Atil, curator of Islamic Art at the Smithsonian Institution in
Washington, D.C., Zakariya took the first of many trips to Istanbul.
the direction of Dr. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, director of IRCICA, he began
his lifelong study with Hasan Celebi and the late Dr. Ali Alparslan. He
has received ijazas from both of them. Zakariya makes most of his own
materials and tools, such as knives, burnishers, ink, and colors. He
prepares his own ahar papers by dying, coating, and burnishing them and
makes his own ebru paper. Zakariya also does his own illumination
in his own style, making each work entirely his own with no
or partnershipexcept in the calligraphy itself, which he hopes
the methods of his teachers.
There is a $5 suggested donation at the door for CBA members/ $10 for
The Center for Book Arts
28 W. 27th St. 3rd fl.
New York, NY 10001