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Islamic Paintings

Art of the Islamic world, as much about a religious practice as a way of life, has been in development as a distinct style since the seventh century. Islam has produced a variety of art, design, and architectural masterpieces. Geometric patterns placed in rugs and tiles, as well as in the pages of religious texts like the Q’ran, are a trademark of Islamic style. Calligraphy and figurative representation are also key components of Islamic art.

In the 19th century, Western artists, caught in the fever of Romanticism, began to use Islamic-inspired scenery and themes in their paintings. This was called Orientalism. There were paintings of Islamic religious life, such as open, airy paintings of Muslims at worship. The Orientalists also painted scenes of everyday life. All of these scenes... Read more

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March 25, 2018, 1:00 PM EST
Middleboro, MA, USA

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