It is said that a picture is worth one thousand words, but when the picture is made by words we find the excellent art of calligraphy, a millenary tradition in the Arab World. Here, we share a small taste of what could be seen at the exhitibion “Libertad e innovación. Caligrafía árabe contemporánea” (Freedom and innovation. Contemporary Arab Calligraphy), hosted in Casa Árabe (Arab House) Madrid in from November, 2010 to March 2011. The exhibition – curated by professor José Miguel Puerta Vílchez– presented the work of five modern Arab artists devoted to calligraphy and benefiting the international acknowledgement due to the artistic beauty and contents of their innovative creations: the Iraqi Hassan Massoudy, the Syrians Munir al-Shaarani and Jalid al-Saai, the Jordanian Rima Farah, and the Tunisian Nja Mahdaoui.
But no more words. Just enjoy!