sublayer
sublayer
Payday loansPayday Loans
"islamic art" tag

Aniconism in Islamic Art

The great majority of visual Islamic Art and Architecture is devoid of the depiction of realistic human and animal figures. But why is this? Why and how does Islam promote aniconism?

AN ILLUMINATED QUR'AN, PERSIA, AFSHARID, COPIED BY HUSSAIN TAWFIQ, DATED ISFAHAN A.H. 1162 (A.D.1748)

Islamic Art

The nonfigurative or abstract arts of Judaism and Islam must not be overlooked. The former art was revealed in the Torah and is exclusively sacerdotal. Islamic art is akin to Judaic art by…

Rana Riaz Ahmed introduced the technique of pointillism in calligraphy. Majesty of Quranic words and beauty of colours enrich his work and come together providing a unique visual pleasure.

Exhibition of Islamic Art and Crafts

“Turathuna: Our Heritage” is the title of an art exhibition being organized by the Consulate General of Pakistan, Jeddah from 18-21 September 2012 at Ana Special Mall, Jeddah. Turathuna will exhibit vibrant and distinctive features of Islamic art.

Detail of the door at the Mosque of Tijani.

Mosque and Mausoleum of Sidi Ahmad al-Tijani

The 18th century Mosque and Mausoleum of Mawlana Ahmed ibn Mohammed Tijani al-Hassani al-Maghribi (1735–1815), in Fez, Morocco.

Hui culture park, China.

Taj Mahal – Made in China!

Established in September 2005, the Hui Culture park  is located in Yinchuan, capital of the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. The park is the only place in China designed especially to display ethnic Hui…

Jameh Mosque, Yazd

Walls of Yazd, Iran

Yazd is of foremost importance as a centre of fine Persian mosaics and beautiful architecture. The Yazd walls demonstrate a visual continuity in color, scale and form with the built fabric of the…

8

Calligraphy – the geometry of the spirit

This article appeared on pages 16-27 of the September/October 1989 print edition of Saudi Aramco World. Islamic calligraphy is without doubt the most original contribution of Islam to the visual arts, yet it is only…

The Muslim World

Around the World with Nusret Colpan

Nusret Çolpan (October 1, 1952 – May 31, 2008) was a Turkish painter, architect and miniaturist, renowned for his paintings in Ottoman miniature style depicting cities around the world, particularly Istanbul. He painted over 300 miniatures in his 30…

mughal

Calligraphy on Islamic Coins

Introduction Western coinages in the Hellenistic tradition are praised for the beauty of their images complementing perfectly the circular space. The art of the portrait flowered in particular in the Hellenistic world, the…

Painting by the french architect, Pascal Coste, visiting Persia in 1841.

Imam (Shah) Mosque in Isfahan, Iran

Built during the Safavid period, it is an excellent example of Islamic architecture of Iran, and regarded as one of the masterpieces of Persian Architecture. The Shah Mosque of Esfahan is one of…

Photo by ben oït (http://www.flickr.com/photos/29713277@N02/4823605456/in/gallery-islamicheritage-72157629699521587/)

The Enamelled Glass, Mosque Lamps

Mosque lamps of glass, enamelled and often with gilding, survive in considerable numbers from the Islamic art of the Middle Ages, especially the 13th and 14th centuries, with Cairo in Egypt and Aleppo and Damascus in Syria as the most important centres of production. These are oil…

Islamic Art – Mirror of the Invisible World

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…

Islamic Arts and Architecture © 2017 All Rights Reserved

Edited and Managed by

FA Bhatti