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Islamic artwork of Pakistani artist to go on display in Berlin

July 14, 2014

An exhibition of Islamic calligraphic artwork by Anjum Ayaz, a Pakistani artist and sculptor, will open in Berlin on Monday.

A total of 27 pieces of calligraphic artwork artistically inscribed with selected verses from the Holy Quran have been put on display. The exhibition will continue till July, 17.

The artist has specially created these pieces of art in a complete new style combining the modern art and the classical calligraphy for this exhibition during the holy month of Ramzan, organized by the Pakistan Embassy, said a message received here Sunday from the Pakistan's Embassy in Berlin, Germany.

Anjum Ayaz is a well known sculptor and artist whose artwork has been exhibited in London, Paris, Sydney, New York, Singapore, Dubai and Beijing.

He chiseled 18 feet high marble sculpture "Life" at China International Sculpture Exhibition and Symposium in 2002 and is placed in the Sculpture Garden in Beijing.

Graduated in Fine arts, Mr. Anjum Ayaz worked with the world famous Painter Sadeqaeen on calligraphic paintings and mastered in this form of art besides stone and bronze sculpture

History of Islamic calligraphy in Pakistan is as the arrival of Islam in south Asia. Calligraphic designs are not only drawn on paper and animal hides but also cast in masonry on the walls of mosques, shrines and palaces, and embossed on clay.

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Source: Frontier Star (Pakistan)

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