Ancient Islamic Art and Art History

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<ul><li><p>GuideToArtHistory</p><p>FamousArtistsArtStylesandPeriodsArtMediumsAncientArt</p><p>IntroductiontoAncientIslamicArtByArtHistory.net</p><p>IslamicartreferstoartcreatedbyIslamicartistsandartisansaswellasartcreatedinlandsruledbyMuslims.Islamicarthasbeencreatedsincethe7thcenturyandincorporatesawidearrayofartisticgenreslikepainting,calligraphy,architecture,ceramics,glassmaking,andmore.IslamicartreflectsbothreligiousworksaswellasworksmerelyindicativeofIslamicculture.Overthecenturies,Islamicarthasdevelopedmanycharacteristicelementsanddistinctivestyles.</p><p>IslamicarthasbeeninfluencedbyRoman,Byzantine,andearlyChristianart.TheartofpreIslamicPersiawasparticularlyinfluentialonthedevelopmentofIslamicartaswastheartofCentralAsia.Asthecenturiespassed,variousrulingdynastieswouldalsoimpacttheartassociatedwiththeirperiodofrule.BecauseofthevastterritoriesthathaveascribedtotheIslamicfaith,therearemanydifferentstylesofartproducedundertheIslamicumbrella.EthnicallyandculturallydiversepeopleshavecontributedtotheongoingdevelopmentofIslamicart.</p><p>Islamicartislargelycharacterizedbyarabesques,repeatingbotanicalorgeometricalelementsthatadornworksofart.AlthoughthereissomerepresentationofhumanandanimalfiguresinIslamicart,manygroupsprefertoavoidtheserepresentationsincaseitisconstruedasaworkofidolatry.PatternisparticularlyintegraltomanyworksofIslamicartaswell.</p><p>ArchitectureisacornerstoneofancientIslamicart.BothreligiousandpublicarchitecturewerepromotedbytheUmayyaddynastyoftheseventhcentury.WorksliketheDomeoftheRockinJerusalemandtheGreatMosqueofDamascusrepresentcelebratedUmayyadworks.OthergreatIslamicarchitecturalworksincludethefamedBlueMosqueofSamarkand,theSioseBridgeofIran,andAlhambraofSpain.</p><p>IslamiccalligraphyisanothercornerstoneofIslamicart.OftenQu'ranicversesadornedworksofarchitectureaswellaspaintingsandotherartworks.InitiallycalligraphywaspresentedinArabicscript,butPersian,Turkish,andotherscriptscanalsobefound.CalligraphyalsopresentinthepaintingsoftheIslamicworld.ThoughwallpaintingswerepopularintheIslamictradition,thebestpreservedpaintedworksofIslamicartareworksofilluminatedtextsandminiaturepaintings.Also,nooverviewofIslamicartcouldbecompletewithoutmentionoftherugsandcarpetsproducedbyIslamicartisans.FamousOrientalrugshavebeencelebratedthroughouttheworldfortheirbeautyand</p></li><li><p>artistry.</p><p>Tiling,glass,metalworks,ceramics,andvariousappliedartswerealsopartoftheancientIslamicartistictradition.Thebestpreservedexamplesoftheseworksarecollectedbytheworld'smostillustriousmuseums.</p><p>Home|About|Sitemap|Contact|PrivacyPolicy|Disclaimer|LinksCopyright20132014BitterSoupLLCAllRightsReserved.</p></li></ul>