TITLE

CALLIGRAFFITI

AUTHOR(S)
Lancaster, Pat
PUB. DATE
March 2004
SOURCE
Middle East;Mar2004, Issue 343, p56
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Lebanese poet Sherbel Dagher asked Jordanian artist Wijdan Ali to interpret his abstract verse visually. A fascinating new exhibition opened in London in February 2004, celebrating both the talent Sherbel Dagher and Widjan Ali. In her latest series of calligraffiti pieces illustrating the poems of Dagher, Wijdan weaves back together the parallel streams of poetry and calligraphy through which the essential genius of the Arab-speaking world devolves. The variety of papers used, from Japanese washi, to paper from China, Thailand, Korea and India, allows for a vast range of effects to be experimented with.
ACCESSION #
12599697

 

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