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Islamic Art World

  • Arabic Calligraphy
    18-11-2010
    Category: Islamic Art World
    Introduction While many religions have made use of figural images to convey their core convictions, Islam has instead used the shapes and sizes of words or letters. Because Islamic leaders saw in figural arts a possible implication of idolatry,...
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  • Arabic Calligraphic Styles
    18-11-2010
    Category: Islamic Art World
    Deewani Deewani script is an Ottoman development parallel to Shikasteh (broken style). The script was largely developed by the accomplished calligrapher Ibrahim Munif in the late 15th century from the Turkish/Persian Ta'liq. Deewani reached...
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  • Islamic Architecture
    18-11-2010
    Category: Islamic Art World
    Introduction Architecture, in my personal view, is the solemn identity of peoples and civilizations. Architecture is unique structures that become landmarks in an environment -- landmarks that exemplify the identity, the shape and the tone of a...
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  • Islamic Calligraphy
    18-11-2010
    Category: Islamic Art World
    By: Ghulam Reza Rahpaymah (Isfahan)  The Arabic script is today one of the greatest scripts in the world, owing to the fact that it is the sacred script of Islam. One of the most glorious features of Islam as the ultimate religion could be summe...
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  • Islamic Calligraphy - Art Paintings
    18-11-2010
    Category: Islamic Art World
    By: Rana Riaz Ahmad of Pakistan Dot to Design Mr. Rana Riaz Ahmad is amongst the growing number of Pakistani Calligraphy-artists. Born in Amritsar in 1946, he trained as a graphic designer in Lahore. His travels to Europe and the United Sta...
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  • Calligraphy - A Significant Islamic Heritage
    18-11-2010
    Category: Islamic Art World
    By: Siddiqua Shahnawaz Introduction Any architectural work has both a functional and an artistic dimension, which are : 1) An immediate physical context that determines the style, and 2) A wider social, cultural and economic frame of re...
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  • The Impact Of Islamic Arts On The West
    18-11-2010
    Category: Islamic Art World
    The idea of a traditional Islamic Art and Architecture that began in the 7th century in Syria and grew to encompass the art and architecture of lands from the Atlantic to the Indian Oceans, write Blair and Bloom (1994), is a creation of late 19th...
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  • International Gathering Of Muslim Painters
    18-11-2010
    Category: Islamic Art World
    The Second Biennial International Painting of the Islamic World was inaugurated on Sunday, 8th December, 2002 in Tehran, Iran. For this biennial which was held with the main objective of interdicting and identifying modern painting of the world of...
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  • The Origin And Early Development Of Islamic Architecture
    18-11-2010
    Category: Islamic Art World
    By: Siddiqua Shahnawaz In the Qur'an the word Masjid, although used many times, is only applied to three specific buildings: the Masjid al Haram (ka'ba), the Masjid al Aqsa (Jerusalem) and the Masjid built at the oasis site called Quba,...
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