Det Kongelige Bibliotek
Søren Kierkegårds Plads
25 May – 25 August 2007
Monday – Friday 10 - 19
Saturday 10 - 17
Arabic calligraphy originates from the wish to give the Word of God the most beautiful possible form. Together with architecture calligraphy has developed into one of the most important art forms in a culture, which very late – and with reservations – has embraced the visual arts.
Or in the words of calligrapher M.S. Saggâr: "The Arabic letter is a symbolic picture of the linguistic sound, and Arabic calligraphy is the art of drawing this picture."
In cooperation with Directorate of Art, Department of Culture and Information in Sharjah, The United Arab Emirates, The Royal Library presents an extraordinary exhibition of both contemporary and historical arabic calligraphic works of art.
For more information: www.kb.dk