Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Sat 25 Feb: Open Lecture: 'The Word Illumined: Language of Traditional Manuscript Illumination' - Azma Salman

Hast o Neest Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts - Open Lecture Series on the Arts

The Word Illumined: Language of Traditional Manuscript Illumination
Azma Salman

Saturday, 25 Feb, 2017
6:00 pm
at Hastoneest Lahore,
3, Iftikhar Ahmed Malik Road, Shariff Colony, Canal Park, Gulberg II

Azma Salman's area of specialization is "Tezhib" or Illumination - an art form used to ornament the holy verses of the Quran - for which she received training from three present day Turkish masters e.i Ayten Tiryaki, Emel Turkman and Nilofer Kurfeyz.  She holds a Masters of Arts in Visual Islamic and Traditional Art from the Princes School of Traditional Arts, London and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the National College of Arts.

Currently she is the only illuminator in Pakistan who has a formal degree in this area of Islamic Art. She lives and works in Lahore.


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