Islamic calligraphy exhibition to open in Ankara, Istanbul in April

The exhibition, "Sultans of Calligraphy," will feature a selection of masterpieces of the Islamic art.

Islamic calligraphy exhibition to open in Ankara, Istanbul in April

World Bulletin / News Desk

An exhibition of a selection of the most exquisite works of the Islamic art of calligraphy will open in April in Istanbul, and in Ankara, the Turkish capital. "The Sultans of Calligraphy" exhibition is part of a series of events to celebrate the 1443rd anniversary of the birth of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad, and it organized by the Turkish Directorate of Religious Affairs.

The Hagia Sophia Museum will be the venue for the month-long event in Istanbul, opening on April 12, and Congresium, an Ankara convention hall, will host the exhibition in the capital between April 18 and April 23.

Prof. Dr. Ugur Derman, an Islamic art history expert, is the curator of the exhibition of works by Ottoman sultans Mahmud II, Selim III, Murad III, Abdulmecid ve Vahiduddin as well as by a number of calligraphy masters of the late Ottoman era, Hafiz Osman, Yesarizade Mustafa Izzet, Sami Efendi, Fehmi Efendi and Necmeddin Okyay.

At least 300 pieces of Hüsn-i Hat (or beautiful calligraphy) will be displayed from the collections of the Foundation of Calligraphy Arts Museum, the Suleymaniye Library, the Istanbul City Museum, and the Topkapi Palace as well as of a number of private collectors.

The event is the first to feature such an extensive selection of works by great artists of the Islamic calligraphy.

The exhibition will also show works by leading contemporary artists.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 15 Mart 2013, 17:56