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- Object: Ten poems from Hafez
Hand-made book of ten silkscreens with poems by Hafez, on Japanese paper. The silkscreens feature zoomorphic calligraphy in 'nasta'liq' script.
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Height: 33.10 centimetres (closed)
Width: 43.20 centimetres (closed)
- Curator's comments
- Following the tradition of zoomorphic calligraphy which became particularly popular in Iran and Turkey in the 19th century, in this book the artist has used the Persian text of whole poems from Hafez , the fourteenth century lyric poet of Shiraz, to create images of animals mentioned in the poems using the 'nasta’ liq' script.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2008 7 Feb-30 Apr, Dubai International Finance Centre, Word into Art, cat.22
2006 18 May-2 Sept, London, BM, Word into Art, cat.19
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- Middle East
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