Iranian, Pakistani calligraphy show tomorrow


ISLAMABAD, Feb 6 (APP):Artists from Iran and Pakistan will display an exquisite calligraphic collection capturing similarity of art in Iran and Pakistan here on February 7 at the Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA).
The event is being organized by the Cultural Consulate of Embassy of Iran in collaboration with PNCA to mark the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution of Iran.
Besides display of exquisite Iranian calligraphy, artists from Iran and Pakistan will also conduct a 2-day calligraphy workshop on February 8 and 9 to create the understanding of the similarities of calligraphic techniques among the young and up-coming artists.
These artists include master Calligrapher Rasheed Butt, Elahi Baksh Matee and Nasir Seemab from Pakistan and Ahmed Ali Barudi (Calligrapher), Ehsan Muhammed Pour (Designer) from Iran.
Iranian calligraphy the most revered arts throughout history of Iran and it is one of the most eye catching and fascinating manifestations of Iranian culture in post-Islam period.
Iran has played the most significant role in the evolution of calligraphy. A national feature of Iranian Muslims has been known as the perseverance in learning to write beautifully. To Iranians, it meant the manifesting point of human spirituality where a pure writing was regarded as originated from a pure heart.
This exhibition will play a vital role towards understanding the art and culture being practiced in Iran and help strengthen existing friendly ties between Pakistan and Iran, both the nations have rich heritage and cultural traditions with intellectual treasure and inspirational legacies, said the organizers.
Art is an international language and has no boundaries. It is an excellent tool to curb negativity prevailing in our surrounding and also an effective instrument to enhance diplomatic and cordial ties amongst different nations of the world, the organizers said, The exhibition will remain open till Feb 10.