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Vivid Islamic Canvas Art

Have you heard of the term ‘modern Islamic art canvas’? As the name itself implies, it’s a new or modern trend in the world of Islamic art where canvas is used as a material. Typically, a large Islamic canvas art piece is a painting or a print of a Quranic verse or a Hadith in a calligraphic font.

Modern Islamic art canvas is prefixed ‘modern’ as it involves the application of new technology including computer-aided editing and colouring of handmade calligraphy as well as digital printing techniques. The use of canvas as the printing or painting base adds to the novelty factor of this kind of art.

In traditional or classical Islamic wall art, a passage from the Glorious Quran is neatly stitched with a golden thread on a black-coloured piece of cloth, mostly silk or velvet. The choice of colours and materials is inspired by that of the fabric covering the Ka’aba at the Masjid Al-Haram in Makkah.

Traditional Islamic wall art also includes colourful wall carpets. Generally handmade in Turkey or South Asia or Iran, these carpets are densely filled with floral motifs, and are rounded off with elaborate borders on all sides. In the middle portion is diligently-stitched Arabic calligraphy.

In current times, one sees the application of new mediums and techniques in Islamic calligraphy. Two trends in particular deserve mention. The first is Islamic wall decals. These stickers are made of vinyl that can be directly pasted on the surface of the wall without the need of framing. They have a minimalist appearance, the focus being only on the calligraphy, with distractions of backdrops.

The other important trend is Islamic art on canvas. This type of art applies colours and the artistic texture of the canvas to draw the attention of the onlooker to the artwork as well as the text painted or printed on it.

Colours are a significant aspect home, especially wall decoration. They elevate the level of vibrancy and brightness to our living and working spaces. The saying ‘add colour to your life’ means we should live our life with zeal and optimism. Many residents paint the walls of their homes with a colour other than white. Mostly, one wall of a room is painted in a shade that’s not white - mostly a very dark or very bright hue to create the effect of contrast.

Many home décor and art dealers are using colours and canvas in Islamic wall art.Several users go online to buymodernIslamic art canvas. The works of art are made in different colours of the palette –green, blue, red, purple, pink, yellow, magenta, brown, et al. While some artworks are coloured with shade or two shades. The text is mostly in a colour that contrasts with the shade of the background -- light-coloured text is displayed against a dark/bright background while dark-coloured text is displayed against a light-coloured backdrop. This is done with the intention to highlightthe passage from the Quran which has been written or painted in calligraphy. Because even in large Islamic canvas art, the message is paramount.

Olivia Wilson
Olivia Wilson
Olivia Wilson is a digital nomad and founder of Todays Past. She travels the world while freelancing & Guest blogging. She has over 5 years of experience in the field with multiple awards. She enjoys pie, as should all right-thinking people.
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