Calligraphy is a
spiritual geometry produced by material implements.
One day, the world famous painter Picasso saw the work of master
calligrapher and could not help crying
"This is art!" because of the authentic aesthetic he withnesed: Islamic
There are basically six styles in Islamic calligraphy. Also known as
"Aklam-i Sitte", "Seskalem", These styles
are " Sülüs, Nesih, reyhani, Tevki and Rika" and are considered to be
developed by the famous calligrapher
Yakut in Baghdad of the 13th century. However, the art of Islamic
calligraphy had its rules set and developed by
the great master of Sultan Fatih's reign, Seikh Hamdullah of Amasya. The
other styles of Islamic Calligraphy
are "Kufi, Rik'a, Divani, Siakat".
One of its best examples with Hagia Sophia Tablets made by Kadiasker
Mustafa Izzet Efendi.
(...from the booklet of