Munib Obradovic, one of the most famous Bosnian calligraphers, presented his work in Sarajevo

image Munib Obradovic / Photo © Islamic Arts Magazine

At Khaniqah, a historic building from the 16th century, located across the Gazi Husrev Beg Mosque, an exhibition of renowned Bosnian but also world class calligrapher Munib Obradovic took place. This classical master calligrapher presented to Sarajevo audience his most recent works in which he once again showed his mastery and craftsmanship of design and composition. His work shows various techniques, the most common are gold letters on a dark background and calligraphy on ebru paper or differently treated surfaces.The exhibition was opened by Husein Smajić, Deputy Reis-ul-ulema.

image From the opening of the exhibition: Deputy Reis-ul-ulema Husein Smajić and Munib Obradovic / Photo © Islamic Arts Magazine

image From the opening of the exhibition: Mensur Malkic, Director of Gazi Husrev Beg Madrasa; Husein Smajić, Deputy Reis-ul-ulema; Munib Obradovic / Photo © Islamic Arts Magazine

image Munib Obradovic explaining his work to Deputy Reis-ul-ulema Husein Smajić / Photo © Islamic Arts Magazine

Munib Obradovic was born in Mostar in 1971. He graduated from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and the first lessons of calligraphy he took in his hometown.

In 2000 he moved to Cairo to study Islamic sciences, Arabic language and calligraphy, where he enrolled in Islamic calligraphy and ornamentation at the Halil Aga Academy. During his education he learned six styles of calligraphy for which he received a diploma. In addition to the Academy he had private lessons with Professor Mus'ad Khudairi el-Borsaidija, the most famous Egyptian contemporary calligrapher, from which he received his ijjazet.

Munib Obradovic received numerous awards for the international calligraphy competitions in Istanbul, Kuwait, Lahore, Abu Dhabi and Algeria. Out of his numerous achivements we should mention that he was choosen to create the calligraphic composition at the Royal Clock Tower in Mecca.

image Munib Obradovic, Islamic calligraphy / Photo © Islamic Arts Magazine

image Munib Obradovic, Islamic calligraphy / Photo © Islamic Arts Magazine

image Munib Obradovic, Islamic calligraphy / Photo © Islamic Arts Magazine

image Munib Obradovic, Islamic calligraphy / Photo © Islamic Arts Magazine

image Munib Obradovic, Islamic calligraphy / Photo © Islamic Arts Magazine

image Munib Obradovic, Islamic calligraphy / Photo © Islamic Arts Magazine

image Munib Obradovic, Islamic calligraphy / Photo © Islamic Arts Magazine

image Munib Obradovic, Islamic calligraphy / Photo © Islamic Arts Magazine

image From the exhibition / Photo © Islamic Arts Magazine

image From the exhibition, Installation view / Photo © Islamic Arts Magazine

image From the exhibition, Installation view / Photo © Islamic Arts Magazine


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