Two prominent Iranian calligraphers have been selected to serve as jury members in the 2013 edition of International Biennial of Calligraphy in Algeria.
Amir Ahmad Falsafi is slated to judge at the two sections of Classic Calligraphy and Modern Calligraphy (Calligraphy-painting) of the festival that will be held in the Algerian capital, Algiers.
At the Modern section, another Iranian artist Mahmoud Zendehroudi will also collaborate with the jurors.
Ahmad Ariamanesh and Ahmad Mazadi are Iranian representatives who will contend for award at the Competition section of the festival.
Considered one of the highest Islamic art forms, calligraphy became an indispensable part of Persian society in the beginning of the Islamic era so that it was not only practiced by professional artists but also by royalty and nobility.
In the 11th century six basic calligraphy styles became popular, which were referred to as, Naskh, Thuluth, Muhaqqaq, Rihani, Tauqi, and Riqa.
Nasta’liq is known as the most attractive Persian calligraphy style, broadly used in copying romantic and epic Persian poetry and literary manuscripts.
The 2013 Algerian calligraphy biennial is slated to kick off today on May 25 and will continue until June 5.
By Press TV
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