The Aesthetics Of Contemporary Arabic Calligraphy in Duaa Alashari Painting: The Story of Love

  • Duaa Mohammed Alashari Islamic Civilization Academy, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Johor Bahru, Malaysia


Arabic calligraphy is known as Islamic calligraphy. Alashari artworks introduce Arabic calligraphy as an art form to contemporary viewers and show them how to identify, understand and appreciate its varied styles and modes. This paper aims to present the aesthetics of contemporary Arabic calligraphy and the spirituality in the Alashari painting. The method used in this study is the descriptive-analytical method. The study concluded that this painting expresses movement, rhythm and dynamism as seen through the calligraphic marks and dripping.

Aesthetics, Contemporary, Arabic Calligraphy.


Chen, S. J., & Chen, S. M. (2007). Fuzzy risk analysis based on the ranking of generalized trapezoidal fuzzy numbers. Applied Intelligence, 26(1), 1-11.

Alashari, Duaa. 2015. Engendering Contemporary Calligraphy Through Islamic Heritage:The Spirit of Arabic Calligraphy. A Thesis Submitted to the Faculty of the Painting Department in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Fine Arts in Painting Savannah College of Art and Design.

Rene, “Nja Mahdaoui: Strokes of Liberation,”The Stimuleye, April 11, 2011, accessed April 17, 2015,

Oum Kalthoum, “TheTopic of Love,”Arabic Song Lyrics and Translations, accessed Apri 24, 2015,

Venetia Porter and Isabelle Caussé, Word into Art: Artists of the Modern Middle East. (2009) London: British Museum Press.
How to Cite
MOHAMMED ALASHARI, Duaa. The Aesthetics Of Contemporary Arabic Calligraphy in Duaa Alashari Painting: The Story of Love. Idealogy Journal, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 1, p. 89 - 93, apr. 2022. ISSN 2550-214X. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 09 feb. 2023. doi: