This is for the first time in Latvia when from 27 October till 23 November, 2017, within the framework of the Festival «RUMI FEST» (18.08.2017 — 23.11.2017) at the Riga Congress Hall there was held the Exhibition Destegül “Modern classical Turkish Art”.
This exhibition was the touch of the pen finishing the program of the Festival this year. Riga citizens and guests had an opportunity to get acquainted to unique works by Turkish masters. The presented works are bits of the finest art, faultless and elegance of lines, magnificent ability of calligraphic pen and hand writing, and amazing colour schemes. Some of them feature the mix of artistic styles, where the used techniques (calligraphy, ebru, illumination, miniature) supplemented and accentuated each other.
Selection of the exhibited pieces of art at the Centre of Fine Arts Destegül “Contemporary Classical Turkish Art” was personally curated by an outstanding Turkish master of calligraphy Ali Kemal Kakan. Altogether the exhibition has about 70 works on display, which present all artistic disciplines at Destegül.
The Centre of Fine Arts “Destegül” was founded 20 years ago in Konya (Turkey) and runs different disciplines of oriental art – ornament, miniature, calligraphy, ebru, ceramics and its paintings, as well as organizes training for future artists and craftsmen.
It is very important that a young caligrapher learns exactly under a master’s guidance, and only a successful student can obtain a certificate from his teacher’s hands. Turks made a major contribution into development of Arabic script (письменности) and reached high artistic level, by turning it into a strand of decorative fine arts.
That exhibition was peculiar also because its visitors had an opportunity to get acquainted with a rare calligraphic style Husni hatt (from Arabic Husn ak-hatt), and with an extraordinary kind of painting, Ebru, inherent in Turkey, yet gaining more and more popularity in Latvia.
The art of Husni Hatt, or the Beauty of writing, spellbinds with its elegance and fineness of lines. This is a rare mastership and true hack. Not every man can master this art. To learning writing of at least one symbol it should be written again and again during several years, until a calligrapher can write it with his eyes closed and with jewelry accuracy.
The art of Ebru, ancient oriental style of painting – is the art of paiting on water, or paper marbling. It is an inimitable dance, performed by paints on water, by the wave of smooth artist’s hand, creating charming and unique ornaments.