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Live Stream the Webby Awards

Thanks to your support, next Monday Deals heads to the Webby Awards. In 2006 the Turner Prize gained its first ever female winner. Head to Deals Facebook page and click the Watch Webbys Live tab on the left side. We hope you would love watching it online.

In no particular order of importance these were sculptress Rebecca Warren who was the fancied hot favourite with many bookies, billboard artist Mark Titchner and finally film maker Phil Collins(No not him of Genesis fame!).

When the judges cast their votes however it was Tomma Abts who came out on top. She won twenty five thousand british pounds and of course the Turner Prize itself. I am sure the money will come in handy however its the exposure that Tomma will get from winning thats the really important thing here.

What does Tomma Abts do? Well she actually paints abstract art; usually in oils or acrylics. Something of a novelty for the Turner Prize some would say! Tomma Abts was originally selected for her solo art exhibitions at Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland, and Greengrassi, London.

  1. Tomma Abts has been praised by no less than the Tate Gallery who describes her canvases as “intimate” and “compelling” .
  2. They also comment on Tommas “consistent” and even “rigorous” method of painting.
  3. In addition the Tate states that Tomma Abts “enriches the language of abstract art” .
  4. With such praise heaped upon her head its no surprise to me that she won the prize.
  5. However I actually feel that Tommas abstract artwork isnt “knock out” but it definitely is OK.

When creating titles for her paintings apparently Tomma simply plucks one from a dictionary of German first names. Titles like Veeke for example were created in this way. In my view this is surely only slightly more interesting than numbering each picture!

All in all I think that Tomma Abts creates abstract art that is pretty accessible to the public at large. This is something that perhaps could not be said about the artwork of previous Turner Prize winners! I base my opinion of course on Tommas prize winning paintings. I would go further and state that I cannot conceive of a Tomma Abts creation offending anyone even slightly.

In the end its just my personal opinion but I do believe that its entirely posible that Tomma Abts will go on to become a household name – within her own lifetime…Of course she could also disappear without trace from the media – and our minds in the blink of an eye, for precisely the same reasons.

And the Contest Winner is

Want to know who is the contest winner. Then you have come to the right place. And finally we are declaring our winner. And the winner is Jessie. Many congrats to Jessie for winning this contest.
Calligraphy is a visible expression of the highest art of all for the muslim. It is the art of the spiritual world. Calligraphy literally means writing beautifully and ornamentally. Islamic calligraphy is the art of writing, and by extension, of bookmaking. This art has most often employed the Arabic script, throughout many languages. Since Arabic calligraphy was the primary means for the preservation of the Quran, Calligraphy is especially revered among Islamic arts. The work of the famous muslim calligraphers were collected and greatly appreciated throughout Islamic history. Consideration of figurative art as idolatrous led to calligraphy and abstract figures becoming the main methods of artistic expression in Islamic cultures. Contemporary muslim calligraphers are also producing the Islamic calligraphy of high artistic quality.

Calligraphic scripts

  1. The Kufic script is the first of those calligraphic scripts to gain popularit.
  2. It was angular, made of square and short horizontal strokes, long verticals, and bold, compact circles.
  3. For three centuries, this script had been mainly used to copy the Quran.
  4. The cursive Naskh script was more often used for casual writing.
  5. This script had rounder letters and thin lines.
  6. It would come to be preferred to Kufic for copying the Quran as techniques for writing in this style were refined.
  7. Almost all printed material in Arabic is in Naskh.
  8. The Thuluth would take on the ornamental role formerly associated with the Kufic script in the 13th century.
  9. Thuluth is usually written in ample curves as it has a strong cursive aspect.
  10. The Persians took to using Arabic script for their own language, Persian after their conversion to Islam.
  11. The Taliq and Nastaliq styles were contributed to Arabic calligraphy by the Persians.
  12. Nastaliq style is extremely cursive, with exaggeratedly long horizontal strokes.
  13. The Diwani script is a cursive style of Arabic calligraphy.
  14. It was developed during the reign of the early Ottoman Turks (16th and early 17th centuries).
  15. This outstanding Diwani script was both decorative and communicative.
  16. Finally, Riqa is the most commonly used script for everyday use.
  17. It is simple and easy to write.
  18. Its movements are small.
  19. In China, a calligraphic form called Sini has been developed.
  20. This form has evident influences from Chinese calligraphy.
  21. Hajji Noor Deen Mi Guangjiang is a famous modern calligrapher in this tradition.

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