Calligraphy depicts the union of alphabets and abstraction. One of the finest forms of art requiring precision, practice, and talent. The term calligraphy originated in the ancient Greek civilization and means ‘beautiful handwriting’.
The Arabic script is one of the most culturally rich and visually appealing. It takes years to attain mastery and understand the delicacy and detailing of Arabic typography. While reading about calligraphy and its various parameters, I came across the work of Mr. Majid Alyousef. He is a self-taught visual artist who has mastered the complex Thuluth script and Arabic calligraphy combining his individual creative novelties for over 25 years.
Mr. Majid’s work is free from prejudice. Even someone with little or no knowledge of calligraphy, typography, and abstract depiction can still experience a visual utopia. Working with celebrated brands and producing notable artistic delights comes naturally to Mr.Majid.
It’s a privilege to present his views and reveal the many facets of his magnificent world of Calligraphy. In a tête-à-tête with Soul Style Soufflé, Mr. Majid Alyousef reveals about his life, his work, and what calligraphy means to him.
Calligraphy: Inception, Inspiration, Early training
Showcasing the talented side
Calligraphy, from a master’s point of view
What’s the thing which makes a usual piece of work extraordinary? How does the work become artistically lifelike? Majid’s vision transforms into a canvas of reality, How?
Setting a benchmark for the contemporaries
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