Origin Of Islamic Art

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DEFINING ‘ISLAMIC’ ART ‘Islamic’ art is incredibly vast in nature covering the creative arts of people living in lands that were inhabited by culturally Islamic populations over the span of at least 1400 years. The origin of ‘Islamic’ art has been traced back to the 7th century and it was found to have undergone several changes over the years in regards to complexity, diversity and types. Contrary to popular beliefs, ‘Islamic’ art is neither restricted to the Islamic religion nor a specific period of time. It derives its name from its place of origin, which was culturally dominated by Islam, even though the art was created by both Muslim and non-Muslim people. In spite of some of the art being religion-inspired and related,…show more content…
In fact, some of the aspects of the ‘Islamic’ art are inspired by secular notions that are castigated upon by Islamic theologians. In addition, ‘Islamic’ art extends into Islamic architecture which includes among other works: glass, paintings, calligraphy, pottery, rugs, embroidery, ceramics, metal works, carpets and other applied arts such as precious stones. Some of the most widespread and persistent forms of ‘Islamic’ arts are found in the common calligraphies in Mosques, certain architectural specifications that include the mosque’s design, and figurative painting. The purpose of this paper is to provide a detailed review of Islamic art and its aspects including its nature, history and development, and the various dynamics of Islamic art including: Islamic architecture, design and contemporary…show more content…
The beveled style of surface curving emerged in this city and was widely used. Additionally, the use of pseudo-vegetal and abstract geometric on wall decoration, metal work and wood was popularised. This style spread to the West and was later referred to “arabesque” by the Europeans. This form of art that comprises of primarily architectural ornaments on wood, stucco and stone became one of the most significant forms of ‘Islamic’ art in the nineteenth century. It was also adopted by artists from various parts of the Islamic world, including Egypt and its environs. Wood was especially decorated carefully and used in luxurious context owing to its high costs and

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