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Nastaliq calligraphy convention to be held in Tehran

TEHRAN, Aug. 8 (Mehr News Agency) -- An international convention on the theme of nastaliq, a style Persian calligraphy, will be held in January 2008 in Tehran.

The program will be divided into three parts comprising the works of veteran calligraphers, works by contemporary experts and a competitive section.

Calligraphy by veteran artists including Mirza Kalhor, Mir-Ali Tabrizi and Darvish Abdolmajid Taleqani have been gathered from private collections and will be on display for the first time. Three professional collectors of calligraphy works will be honored during the exhibition.

On the sidelines of the event, a competition will be held on the themes of the poetry of Rumi in calligraphy and the duplication of ancient pieces of writing, and there will also be a free section.

Articles on modern and traditional calligraphy will be read during the event and those selected as particularly interesting will be acknowledged.

The venue is being sponsored by the Visual Art Department of The Art Bureau which is affiliated to the Islamic Ideology Dissemination Organization (IIDO).

Nastaliq is one of the main genres of Islamic calligraphy. It was developed in Iran in the 14th and 15th centuries and it has been popular in Persian, Turkish, and South Asian spheres of influence.




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