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Tughra or the official signature of Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent, circa 1555-60.

In Search of Divine Truth

Striving for beauty through proximity to God is a theme that has always permeated Muslim poetry in different historical contexts. Here’s a look at poetics and ethics in Islamic art. Let the beauty…

Jean-Léon Gérôme (French, Vésoul 1824–1904 Paris)

Prayer in the Mosque

Date: 1871 Medium:Oil on canvas Dimensions:35 x 29 1/2 in. (88.9 x 74.9 cm) Credit Line:Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Collection, Bequest of Catharine Lorillard Wolfe, 1887 Orientalist images represent more than two-thirds of Gérôme’s…

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