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Why is Islamic calligraphy a form of art?

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Islamic calligraphy is a art

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It is called Islamic art.Answer:Art in the Islamic tradition is somewhat limited by the Qur'an's injunction against depicting the human form. As a consequence Islamic art focusses on patterns and Arabic calligraphy, rather than on figures.


To the best of my knowledge, Arabic calligraphy became a popular art form because idolatry is strictly forbidden in Islamic culture. This coming from my AP Art history course, calligraphy and architecture are the main forms of Islamic art. Although, Arabic calligraphy was not non-existent before Islam, I don't think it was a popular form of art until it was used for religious purposes.


Islamic calligraphy is a beautiful work of writing that uses the Arabic text as the basis of a written text, therefore, Islamic calligraphy is often called by the Arabic calligraphy. Islamic calligraphy is an art expression implementation Muslim artists from around the world to express their love to God.



By calligraphy, they would make a work of art out of Quranic verses or the Shahada into art forms in the shape of an animal or object.


Well, Islamic artwork does not contain images, for these are considered idols and are not aloud in the Islamic religion They instead use calligraphy, a form of writing in flowing and fancy lettering.


Calligraphy is one of China's oldest art form and calligraphy is a type of writing


CALLIGRAPHY and ARCHITECTURE were the highest forms of art for Muslims. Painting, drawing, and sculpture were considered forbidden in a number of different Islamic regimes, but the ban was inconsistent between different empires. (Some would forbid it and others would permit it.)


One is Calligraphy. Basically fancy looking letters.


Islamic calligraphy was used to represent God because they didn't want to represent God with images. Islamic Calligraphy is also well known as Arabic Calligraphy.


18th century writing in Ottoman calligraphy. Depicts the phrase 'In the name of God, Most Merciful, Most Gracious'Islamic calligraphy, also known as Arabic calligraphy, is the artistic practice of handwriting, or calligraphy, and by extension, of bookmaking,[1] in the lands sharing a common Islamic cultural heritage. This art form is based on the Arabic script, which for a long time was used by all Muslims in their respective languages. They used it to represent God because they denied representing God with images.[2] Calligraphy is especially revered among Islamic arts since it was the primary means for the preservation of the Qur'an. Suspicion of figurative art as idolatrous led to calligraphy and abstract depictions becoming a major form of artistic expression in Islamic cultures, especially in religious contexts.[3] The work of calligraphers was collected and appreciated.Arabic, Persian and Ottoman Turkish calligraphy is associated with abstract arabesque motifs on the walls and ceilings of mosques as well as on the page. Contemporary artists in the Islamic world draw on the heritage of calligraphy to use calligraphic inscriptions or abstractions in their work. Hope this helps!, btw i got it off wiki :)


A direct result was that sculptures and paintings did not exist in the Islamic World, leading to the development of architecture and calligraphy as replacement art forms.


Calligraphy is important for a variety of reasons. For instance, it is a very old form of writing, and people who do it as a hobby are keeping the art form alive.


David Lewis James has written: 'Islamic art' -- subject(s): Islamic Art 'Qur'ans and bindings from the Chester Beatty Library' -- subject(s): Chester Beatty Library, Exhibitions, Islamic Bookbinding, Islamic Illumination of books and manuscripts, Islamic calligraphy, Koran


Calligraphy started in the stone age because it finds its origins in cave paintings. it is used as an art form all over the world. there are even 20 styles of calligraphy



Calligraphy is an ancient form of writing. It began in China from at least 800 AD and is based on Chinese characters. In an Islamic context it refers to artistic writing of Arabic script.


if you look up images of Islamic calligraphy and Arabic calligraphy it's very beautiful because they made all kinds of designs, like they world take ayahs from the Quraan and make them into a shape or animal... Another example is Islamic architecture they make beautiful buildings, domes, arches, palaces, and etc...


Calligraphy mosaics are frequently used to decorate Islamic mosques.


There are a variety of different art portal available on the internet. Cynscribe Calligraphy Compilation is a portal that has calligraphy as its main subject.


Modern islamic art, Callgraphy Art, Islamic Pattern Art


Islamic calligraphy enriches our culture and our world with it's beauty. It is also a reminder of the Islamic tenet prohibiting any portrait-like representation of Allah and the commitment to their beliefs.






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