Calligraphic Line Graceful, flowing line According to Stanley-Baker : "Calligraphy is sheer life experienced through energy in motion that is registered as traces on silk or paper, with time and rhythm in shifting space its main ingredients".
Islamic calligraphy is the artistic practice of handwriting , or calligraphy , and bookmaking in the lands sharing a common Islamic cultural heritage. This art form is based on the Arabic script , which for a long time was used by all Muslims in their respective languages. They used it to represent God because they denied representing God with images. Calligraphy is especially revered among Islamic arts since it was the primary means for the preservation of the Qur'an . Suspicion of figurative art as idolatrous led to calligraphy and abstract depictions becoming a major form of artistic expression in Islamic cultures, especially in religious contexts. The work of calligraphers was collected and appreciated. Adapted from Wickipedia
Islamic calligraphy primarily from Turkey and Iran
East Asian calligraphy is a form of calligraphy widely practised and revered in China , Japan , Korea , and Vietnam . The East Asian calligraphic tradition originated and developed from China . East Asian calligraphy and ink and wash painting are closely related, since accomplished using similar tools and techniques. Chinese painting and calligraphy distinguishes themselves from onther culture's arts by their emphasis on motion, and their charge with dynamic life. Adapted from Wickipedia