The 33rd Doha International Book Fair (DIBF) is adorned with over 65 creative works in the Islamic Calligraphy and Arabic Art Gallery, featuring artists and decorators from Qatar and the Arab world, representing the diverse trends and aesthetics of these arts.

The works highlight the diversity in the application of these arts in the Islamic world and their connection to the aesthetic foundations of Islamic architecture in the past and present, as well as the openness of creators to new and contemporary trends in the cultural landscape.

Visual artist Ali Dasmal al-Kuwari, a member of the organising committee for the Islamic Calligraphy and Arabic Art Gallery, said that the Ministry of Culture celebrates creative calligraphers and decorators, given the link between these arts and creativity to the book as a genuine source of knowledge and to the heritage of Arab and Islamic architecture and its aesthetics.

He said that the works reflect the diversity of styles and treatments in the Arab and Islamic world by highlighting the aesthetics of Arabic calligraphy and its arts in some, the aesthetics of ornamentation in others, and the blending of Arabic calligraphy and Islamic ornamentation in some. – QNA