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March 24, 2012 · islamic-arts.org Team

Islamic Art – Mirror of the Invisible World

This new ninety-minute film takes audiences on an epic journey across nine countries and over 1,400 years of history. It explores themes such as the Word, Space, Ornament, Color and Water and presents…

October 21, 2011 · islamic-arts.org Team

Qur’anic Manuscripts (8th to 18th Century)

Visit ‘Smithsonian Collection of Quranic Manuscripts‘ for images and description of the photographs presented in the slideshow.    Note: Because of restrictions on Youtube in various countries, the above video may not be visible to…

October 20, 2011 · islamic-arts.org Team

A World of Beauty and Grace: Islamic Architecture of India

The architecture of Islamic mosques and tombs is an invaluable treasure of world heritage. Many countries have taken inspiration from this tradition. It is well know that the most famous Islamic monument of…

October 16, 2011 · islamic-arts.org Team

Al-Andalus – The Alhambra

Al-Andalus (Arabic: الأندلس) was the Arabic name given to those parts of the Iberian Peninsula governed by Muslims, at various times in the period between 711 and 1492. It refers to the Umayyad…

September 28, 2011 · islamic-arts.org Team

Taj Mahal – Music of Ancient India

“A tear of marble still on the cheek of Time” (Rabindranath Tagore) “Una lacrima di marmo ferma sulla guancia del Tempo”. Soundtrack: Traditional Music of Ancient India

September 14, 2011 · islamic-arts.org Team

Taj Mahal – Refined Elegance

The Taj Mahal: Symbol of India, architectural jewel, and monument to a grand passion. We take a closer look at the Taj Mahal and revisit its history – why it was built and…

September 3, 2011 · islamic-arts.org Team

An Islamic History of Europe

  In this 90-minute documentary, Rageh Omaar uncovers the hidden story of Europe’s Islamic past and looks back to a golden age when European civilisation was enriched by Islamic learning. Rageh travels across…

August 5, 2011 · islamic-arts.org Team

Glories of Islamic Art

The Glories of Islamic Art is a four-part television series presented by scholar Dr Akbar Ahmed.  In January 2007,  the film was exhibited at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.  Joining Dr Ahmed’s panel…

May 29, 2011 · islamic-arts.org Team

Islamic Art from Iran, Egypt, Syria, Turkey & Spain

About Yoho Yoho Media is a UK-based film production company, making documentary films for clients around the world. Theye’ve embraced ‘new school’ digital film-making and love working with the Red and Canon 5D…

March 19, 2011 · islamic-arts.org Team

When the Moors (Muslims) Ruled Europe (complete documentary)

An insightful documentary into the glorious rule of the Moors in Spain Join British historian Bettany Hughes as she examines a long-buried chapter of European history–the rise and fall of Islamic culture in what is…

  • Islamic Art – Mirror of the Invisible World
  • Qur’anic Manuscripts (8th to 18th Century)
  • A World of Beauty and Grace: Islamic Architecture of India
  • Al-Andalus – The Alhambra
  • Taj Mahal – Music of Ancient India
  • Taj Mahal – Refined Elegance
  • An Islamic History of Europe
  • Glories of Islamic Art
  • When the Moors (Muslims) Ruled Europe (complete documentary)
Biomorphic patterns in Islamic art – Tracing the origin
October 18, 2013 · Marina Alin

Biomorphic patterns in Islamic art – Tracing the origin

Islamic biomorphic patterns are usually called arabesques. The term ‘arabesque’ is relatively new; it came to Europe after Napoleon’s campaign in Africa. “In a broad sense of this term, the arabesque includes ornamentation…

Wood, glass, geometry – stained glass in Iran and Azerbaijan
January 21, 2014 · Marina Alin

Wood, glass, geometry – stained glass in Iran and Azerbaijan

In this article I am sharing my experience of visiting traditional stained glass workshops in Iran and Azerbaijan. I am not aware if this kind of craft is unique for the region I…

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