The Calligrapher's Garden
ISBN10: 0863566197 ISBN13: 9780863566196 Contributors: Porter, Venetia (Introduction) Publisher: Al Saqi Published: Jun 1 2010 Pages: 124 Weight: 1.00lbs. Height: 9.25" Width: 8.00" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
"A feast for the eyes and balm for the soul."--T l rama
Hassan Massoudy's elegant calligraphy depicts the four seasons of the garden. From the icy palettes of winter to delicate spring growth, and from the dazzling sunshine and blooms of summer through the fading hues of autumn, he captures in calligraphy what countless poets have crafted with words.
The proverb or quotation that inspired each artwork is handwritten in Arabic by Massoudy alongside the English texts on the facing page.
Hassan Massoudy was born in Najaf, Iraq. He moved to France in 1969, where he studied at L' cole des Beaux-Arts. His work has been exhibited throughout Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East.