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“Muslim art with its abstract aniconism is one of the predecessors of the new art. Its geometric, arabesque and calligraphic forms can serve as the source of inspiration for the young artists”, says Mikhail Piotrovsky, the State Hermitage Director about “text painting”.

The edition includes the works of six young artists living in the Arab East and Iran. The artists’ unique style comprises the art of calligraphic text execution and picturesque images. The artists are: Ali Omar Ermes, Estel Adnan, Rashid Koraishi, Malikhe Afnan, Ndja Makhdaui and Mohamed Eskhai: each of them has demonstrated his own calligraphy. The edition is translated in Russian and English.

2007. 65 pages, illustrated.

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