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Hassan Massoudy

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Name  Hassan Massoudy

Role  Writer
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Education  Ecole nationale superieure des Beaux-Arts
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Hassan Massoudy (حسن المسعود الخطاط), born in 1944, considered by the French writer Michel Tournier as the "greatest living calligrapher", currently lives in Paris.

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Early life

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Hassan Massoudy was born in 1944 in Najaf. He grew up in a traditional society. He moved to Baghdad in 1961, where he learned classic Arabic calligraphy.

Career

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After arriving in Paris in 1969, he entered the “Ecole des Beaux-Arts” where he studied figurative painting. But he did not stop calligraphy altogether; to pay for his studies, he was doing headlines in calligraphy for Arabic magazines.

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In 1972, he created, with the actor Guy Jacquet and later the musician Fawzi Al Aiedy, Arabesque, a public performance combining music, poetry and live calligraphies projected on a screen .

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In 1995, he was involved in the design of the stage set for the ballet “Selim” with the dancer Kader Belarbi from the Opera de Paris and the singer Houria Aichi on a choreography from Kalemenis.

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In 2005 he met the dancer and choreographer Carolyn Carlson, and the musician Kudsi Erguner. Together with three other dancers and three other musicians, they created the show “Metaphore”, a harmony of music, dance and calligraphy.

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References

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