Asma-al-Hosna is Masoud Safar’s calligraphy-painting made of acrylic on canvas (Dimensions 100 x 100 cm).
The names of the Lord, the sacred space of divine words; Asma-al-Hosna; Writing the names of God in a script that is among the first written Arabic scripts; A representation of Kufic script, more than a thousand years after its formation; the earliest versions of Quran are also written in Kufic. This script is very similar to “Daena-dipi-bara” or Avestan script; Avestan alphabet can be seen in Iranian architecture.
Calligraphy-painting is a contemporary field of art; Encountering alphabets as a purely visual element; The shapes formed by combination of letters and words; A collection of forms that is a new representation of traditional script (here in Kufic script).
In ancient Iranian culture, the number four and accordingly square and cube, are symbol of perfection and have a divine manifestation; As the number has the same characteristics; hence, the frame of this work is square;
This artwork belongs to those who ….
We recommend this artwork to those who are interested in Islamic mysticism and Eastern mysticism; and those who like Iranian art. We also recommend this to those who seek new fields, among ancient beliefs and ideas.
Find four more works by Masoud Safar in Hicha Gallery
. Ruby Letters, Golden Mile, Sama of letters, Arch of letters.
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