Arabic script has textural and visual anomalies between its two defined categories,
traditional and modern. The dynamic elements of its forms attract a younger audience who
may not be familiar with the riches of Arabic culture. Islamic history is full of intellectual
mastery and ingenuity that has brought guidance and value to our Islamic civilized society
today. Through techniques that take the visitor back in time, Khatt will reveal this dialogue
and introduce an insight to the ancient manuscript, the Quran, Muslims' foundation for
life. This exhibition will explore the continuity of Arabic culture, how it maintains and
preserves its essence in a diverse modern society. Utilizing geometry, pattern, and shapes
as a basis, my exhibit will help illustrate the evolution of ideas and techniques that are
inherent cultural values. Examining this art can help bring to life the nuances of Arabian
culture, religion, and philosophy. It will also aid the audience as they learn more about this
elevated noble art, encouraging a new cultural understanding.
Submitted in partial fulfillment of the degree of Masters of Arts
Corcoran College of Art + Design (Washington, D.C.)
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