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Opinion: The Culture of Calligraphy

Opinion: The Culture of Calligraphy

For the Chinese, calligraphy is an art almost as revered as poetry. In Arab culture, calligraphy is as valued as drawing is in the west, and I do not know why Arab intelligence services suffer from a shortage of calligraphers. The words for signboards are composed by...
Drawing on the Moon

Drawing on the Moon

Dubai, Asharq Al-Awsat—Anyone following the world of the arts in the Arab world and the Middle East will no doubt note how young people’s interests go hand-in-hand with other trends around the world: From hip-hop to stand-up comedy to graffiti, we find close links...