A Study of the Aesthetic Structure of the Term 'Ali' in the Title Decoration of the Jame Mosque in Yazd, Iran

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Sahar Yousefizadeh
Mohammadreza Bagherilori

Abstract

A view on the sanctity of calligraphy in Islamic art and historic values of the Jame mosque building of Yazd, there is a need to study and analyze its aesthetic aspects. The question of the study is what are the aesthetic forms of calligraphy in the inscriptions with the word ‘Ali’ in the Jame mosque of Yazd? How the aesthetics of the calligraphy does affect the attraction of audience of the mosque in Yazd? Certainly, the efficiency of calligraphy in the inscriptions of the mosque can increase the presence of the audience heart. Therefore, the present study has made an attempt with respect to Islamic rules and Shia religion to study the function of the word Ali, and also to consider their structure and content significance. The results show that there are two important poles in Islamic visual art, which is architecture and calligraphy. In Islamic architecture, calligraphy has been used frequently which has an indescribable beauty. The calligraphy is effective on the aesthetics of the Jame mosque. Accordingly, the study was conducted using descriptive-analytical method with the aim to analyze the aesthetics of the word ‘Ali’ in the tiles of the Jame mosque in Yazd.

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Yousefizadeh, S., & Bagherilori, M. (2019). A Study of the Aesthetic Structure of the Term ’Ali’ in the Title Decoration of the Jame Mosque in Yazd, Iran. International Journal of Applied Arts Studies (IJAPAS), 3(3), 45-54. Retrieved from http://ijapas.org/index.php/ijapas/article/view/220
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