Join us for a fascinating lecture on Islamic calligraphy, addressing the importance of the tradition for the religion, through an exploration of history, philosophy and artistic practice. Master Calligrapher Dr Nassar Mansour will explores the early development of Arabic calligraphy and its association with the Divine word of God, the Qur’an.
The lecture will begin with an audio recitation by Qari Abdul Basit Surah of verses from the Quran. This will be transcribed in a calligraphy demonstration by Dr Mansour in Muhaqqaq, an archaic script predominately used for writing and copying the Quran until the 16th century.
Please join us for a reception following the lecture.
This lecture is part of the Bagri Foundation Open Programme at The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, which aims to expand the Asian arts courses at The School.