A Little History of an Ottoman Master Calligrapher
Mustafa Râkım (1171/1758 – 1241/1826) being one of the most eminent calligraphers of his time played a critical role in the history of Turkish calligraphy. His works are greatly admired by calligraphers and connoisseurs of the art. He was especially well known for perfecting magnified scripts known as celi (jali: large), in sülüs and ta’lik (ta’liq) scripts.
This article “Rendering The Tradition” was first featured in: Asian Geographic magazine, Cultures of Islam Edition. No. 81 Issue 4/2011. Pg 86. Article written by: Faizal Somadi. • Featured calligraphy masthead design on cover by: Faizal Somadi • Photography by: Jon Ramlan/Hairol Mahsus When the Holy Quran commands: “Read!”, I recalled the teachings of my late grandfather who taught me about […]
Khat Workshop @ American Women’s Association Arabic Calligraphy Workshop 2017 May 17: Wednesday. 10 am. Arts & Culture, American Women’s Association. 10 Claymore Hill. Singapore. Every workshop is different. The audience, the age groups, the backgrounds, the exposures, and the venue, the space, even the equipment, the settings, the building, the walls, the air, the colours, […]
Khat Workshop @ Esplanade: Tapestry of Sacred Music Beginners’ Arabic Calligraphy Workshop 2017 April 22-23 : Sat-Sun. 10am. Esplanade, Bay Room. Singapore. From 2012 to 2014, we have been conducting workshops at the Esplanade. We did the “open” style, or open-workshop: open to public, free-flow seatings, first-come-first-serve seats, stay and play all you want, come and go […]
“There is a big difference between inspired from artists’ other works and copying from. A true artist is honest with himself and his art, he has no problem mentioning from where he got the inspiration from, while dishonest artists, they do things and pass it as (if) its their original idea. These artists are unethical and unprofessional.
There is a big difference between creative inspiration (while mentioning the source) and imitation (while saying its your invention).”
Verily, within the crafts of our hands, we seek to understand our true self. Hello everyone! We are proud to tell you that we are operating at ACAC! And what is ACAC? Faddho has been working hand-in-hand with As-Souq Arabic Academy for a while now, which we have collaborated together in variety of courses and […]