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Emirati artist inspires audience with calligraphy masterpiece

Emirati artist inspires audience with calligraphy masterpiece

Fatima has participated in many calligraphy exhibitions, including the Emirati Youth Exhibition in Sharjah and the Modern Calligraphy Exhibition



By Ahmed Shaaban (senior Reporter)

Published: Tue 23 Jun 2015, 4:51 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:16 PM

Emirati calligrapher Fatima Saeed Al Baqali. Supplied photos

Emirati calligrapher Fatima Saeed Al Baqali. Supplied photos

Dubai - The Islamic & Arabic calligraphy exhibition being held on the sidelines of the 19th edition of the Award saw a distinguished participation from the talented Emirati calligrapher Fatima Saeed Al Baqali. 

Her spectacular design and calligraphy masterpiece, featuring verse 6/94 of the holy Quran which reads: ‘Verily, with the hardship, there is relief (i.e. there is one hardship with two reliefs, so one hardship cannot overcome two reliefs)’, has taken the Award audience aback. 

The Exhibition is being run in collaboration with the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry where the international Award is organised over the period from Ramadan 01 to 18. 

Renowned calligrapher Fatima Saeed Al Baqali, born in Dubai in 1974, is one of the most gifted Emirati artists. She graduated from the Arabic Calligraphy and Islamic Arts Institute in 1998. 

All set to quench her thirst for calligraphy, Fatima continues her study at the Sharjah Center for the Art of Arabic Calligraphy and Ornamentation where she obtained a certificate in the Rekaa, Diwani, and Farsi (Persian) script fonts. 

Emirati calligrapher Fatima Saeed Al Baqali

The Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing in Dubai has assigned Fatima as an administrator of the Dubai International Arabic Calligraphy Exhibition for four straight editions. 

Fatima has participated in many calligraphy exhibitions, including the Emirati Youth Exhibition in Sharjah and the Modern Calligraphy Exhibition, let alone her outstanding participations locally, regionally and abroad.  

Her stunning calligraphy masterpieces made her eligible for the top award of the Arabic Calligraphy contest of the Creative Modern Center held in Dubai in 2001. She also came first in the best Arabic calligraphy work for youth run in 2005 and 2008, as well as the Emirati Woman Award for arts and literature in 2011. 

Having full command of the art of Islamic and Arabic calligraphy, she delivered so many presentations on the art of Arabic calligraphy and Islamic arts across the UAE. 

As for the calligraphy exhibition being run on the sidelines of the 19th edition of the Dubai International Holy Quran Award, Fatima is displaying an exceptional work which is a verse from the holy Quran which reads: (Verily, with the hardship, there is relief).

ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com


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