ArabianGallery.com is dedicated to the master calligrapher Hassan S.Mourad (1942-2015) who lived his life enriching, developing and innovating the great art of Arabic calligraphy. ArabianGallery.com showcases some of his masterpieces and original Arabic calligraphy paintings.
With a unique collection of over 400 different calligraphy artworks and paintings, chosen selections from his exquisite art can soon be acquired through ArabianGallery.com. Some artworks will also be offered in print format limited to an exclusive quantity of 50 each. Coming soon..
"When a blank page becomes a priceless artifact, and when the script embraces the canvas to turn its colors into a symphony that stays, and when the legend is born out of the womb of words written by the fingers of an artist to include civilizations and their songs and caresses, and when the letter is scattered by lingering flicks and colors to make an artwork that doesn't cross the earth's times and places..." (translated from the Arabic language, on Arabic Calligraphy by Hassan S. Mourad)
"A hand that doesn't stop creating beauty which follows current styles, and fingers that don't stop moving. They don't take a break from traveling over blank and colored pages, over blank canvases to create letters that hold value and allure and meaning. It carries a thought that doesn't know boredom or weariness or hopelessness or waiting. The artwork to the artist controls time until the color runs out of the fingers that play with scripts every hour of every day, up and down, in every position tracing every taste on paper and thought flying everywhere making bouquets out of stars and flowers." (translated from the Arabic language, on Arabic Calligraphy by Hassan S. Mourad)
Arabic calligraphy is one of the most noble arts. Much has been said about this type of art, like "beautiful calligraphy is a writer's trademark", "a beautiful script defines its owner", "Allah is beautiful and He loves beauty", "all letters look as they comprise from dots" and much more..
Every time you met Hassan S.Mourad he says: "to me, letters are like brides, they have to be dressed in their best and look their best. To him, letters carry the holiness of time and place. The letters tossed at paper in strange shapes like they're at a masquerade. A party for mixed styles and breeds that would seem as if they don't contribute to making an artwork. They may seem as if they don't conform to modernity. Once the final work is complete, and the calligrapher rests his hand, these letters prove to present their modern beauty and class, enriched by their traditional style, history and heritage."