Art of Islam (Temporis) by Gaston Migeon,Henri Saladin

By Gaston Migeon,Henri Saladin

Islamic paintings isn't the artwork of a country or of a humans, yet that of a faith: Islam. Spreading from the Arabian Peninsula, the proselyte believers conquered, in a couple of centuries, a territory spreading from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean. Multicultural and multi-ethnical, this polymorphic and hugely non secular artwork, within which all illustration of guy and God have been prohibited, constructed canons and numerous factors of significant ornamental price. Thorough and creative, those artists expressed their ideals by means of developing enormous masterpieces akin to the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, the Taj Mahal in Agra and the Alhambra in Granada, architectural works within which one recognises the stylisation of reasons of the Muslim ceramics. vigorous and colored, Islamic paintings mirrors the richness of those humans whose universal denominator used to be the assumption in a single singular fact: absolutely the necessity of constructing works whose good looks equaled their admire for God.

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