Last Monday I was lured to the beauty of the drawn word. The Confucius institute in Zagreb organized a beautiful exhibition combining the art of painting and calligraphy. Most of the paintings were huge! Their level of detail was utterly unbelievable !
One of the nicest things about Zagreb is the multitude of small museums and galleries scattered around the city, especially in Gornji Grad. Recently I visited the gallery showcasing the works of of Menci Clement Crnčić, and it is simply stunning.
Crnčić established himself as a marine artist with a series of paintings of the Istrian peninsula and the Adriatic coast. He was one of the founders of the first private painting school in Zagreb, which grew to become part of the Academy of Fine Arts, Zagreb. He taught there until the end of his life. He became a member of the Yugoslav Academy of Sciences and Arts in 1919, and was the Director of The Strossmayer Gallery of Old Masters from 1920-1928. (Wikipedia)
Check it out at Klovićevi Dvori Gallery, Jezuitski trg 4
16. 2. — 8. 5. 2016
The Croatian capital witnessed a celebration of the fusion of Arabic calligraphy and music in December 2015 organized by the Egyptian embassy in Zagreb on the occasion of the day of the Arabic language . Egyptian artists participated with their work under the theme of songs by the iconic Um Kalthoum. Here is the recap:
The TV coverage:
- Mohamed Abdel Aziz (curator and main mentor of the exhibition) : (Behance)
- Ahmed Abdelhameed (Behance)
- Hamada Al Roba
- Hassanein Mokhtar
- Hatem Arafa (Facebook – Behance)
- Nihal Ramzy (Behance)
- Doha Badr Eldin
- Ahmed Abdel Mohsen
- Ramy Essam
- Hedaya Mostafa
- Basma Kater
- Kareem Marghany (Facebook)
- Somaya Saber
This gallery contains 33 photos.