Qamar Dagar

Qamar Dagar

Qamar Dagar

Pictorial Calligrapher |

The Artist

Qamar is committed to making Indian contemporary creative and traditional calligraphy known the world over as an important visual art. In recognition of her commitment and passion she was awarded the ‘Nari Shakti Samman’ by the President of India. Qamar is the founder Director of the Qalamkaari Creative Calligraphy Trust (2011), Delhi and has organized and curated International Calligraphy festivals ‘Qalam-Aatma’ in Delhi and Jaipur.

The Session/Workshop(s)

Pictorial Calligraphy Workshop

Calligraphy is essentially the art of beautiful writing. It is an ancient art and Western and Eastern religious scripts alike are its best examples. Pictorial Calligraphy is its picture form. It all revolves around the art of refinement and expansion of strokes. At first glance it strikes us as a painting, abstract or figurative, imparting it with the universal power of visual evocation.  Any language and its writing, Indian or otherwise, can be used for this purpose. It has developed into a full-fledged contemporary creative art form in many countries of the world from East to West.

This session will provide a short introduction to pictorial calligraphy, a demo and practice.

Please note that participants need not be of Art background, anyone enthusiastic about learning something new and interesting is welcome.