Tehran displaying 10-language calligraphy works on Khayyam

An exhibition of 10-language calligraphy collection of the poems by the Persian polymath Omar Kayyam has been mounted in the University of Tehran.

The collection was created by the Iranian calligrapher Mojtaba Karami who has vast experiences in the art.

Some 30 works of the artist have been displayed at the exhibition, depicting some selected poems of Khayyam’s famous quatrains in ten different languages.

Khayyam was a Persian poet, mathematician, philosopher and astronomer who was popularized in the West through the translation of his magnum opus Rubaiyat.

The book is a collection of quatrains (four-line poems) by the 11th-century Persian poet, which was internationally introduced through a 101-verse semi-narrative translation by British poet Edward Fitzgerald in 1859.

Born in 1356 in Isfahan, calligrapher Karami applied various Persian and non-Persian calligraphy styles in the collection.

Copperplate, Gothic, Nastaliq and Cursive Nastaliq are some of the calligraphy styles used in his exhibited works.

The exhibition was organized by the English Language Scientific Association (ELSA) of the University of Tehran in collaboration with the International Calligraphy Center.

Karami’s exhibition kicked off on Sunday, February 16, and will run until February19, at the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, University of Tehran.

By Press TV


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