Nasta‘liq: The Genius of Persian Calligraphy

Spent yesterday afternoon researching and looking for inspiration at the Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries in DC.  I highly recommend checking out their Nasta‘liq: The Genius of Persian Calligraphy exhibit – such beautiful, inspiring, and intricate work.  On exhibit until May 3, 2015.

Nasta‛liq: The Genius of Persian Calligraphy is the first exhibition of its kind to focus on nasta‛liq, a calligraphic script that developed in the fourteenth century in Iran and remains one of the most expressive forms of aesthetic refinement in Persian culture to this day. More than twenty works ranging in date from 1400 to 1600, the height of nasta‛liq’s development, tell the story of the script’s transformation from a simple conveyer of the written word to an artistic form of its own.” – Freer & Sackler website

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