Everything You Should Know About Islamic ArtJuly 19, 2021
Bright colorful mosaics, stunning arches, amazing constructions in the middle of the desert, beautifully ornate calligraphy, incredible rock crystal goblets, refined metalwork are just a few of the Islamic art wonders that have fascinated for centuries. They are...
True Tips for a Happier Life from the Miniatures of Reza AbbasiJune 10, 2021
Everyone wants to be happy and each of us has a different idea of happiness. For some, it is finishing college and getting a new job. For others, it is a whole weekend watching TV shows. But no...
Islam in the Eyes of Osman HamdiMay 12, 2021
The first and last Orientalist painter of the Ottoman Empire is Osman Hamdi Bey. Born in modern day Turkey, educated in Paris, highly regarded as an intellectual, he depicts the Islamic society of his time with a view...
All that Glitters: The Sparkling World of Medieval MosaicsMay 10, 2021
Welcome to the sparkling world of medieval mosaics! Although not as famous as illuminated manuscripts or stained glass, mosaic was a popular art form that enlivened both Christian churches and Islamic mosques during the Middle Ages. Mosaics are...
The Symbol of Sagittarius on the Tile Spandrels of Qaysariya Gate of IsfahanDecember 28, 2020
The Qaysariya bazaar is located in the north of Naqsh-Jahan square of Isfahan. It was founded by Shah Abbas in the Safavid period. On the tile spandrels of the gate of this bazaar we see the symbol of...
Colors Shimmering in the Light: Islamic Mosaics PanoramaOctober 15, 2020
One of the most characteristic aspects of early Islamic architecture all over the world is the abundant use of mosaics, both in secular and religious buildings. Moreover, they are applied inside as well as on exterior walls. Some...
Mughal Gardens, Paradise on EarthSeptember 15, 2020
The Mughal regime is a well-documented era and the cultural achievements of this period are an important landmark in South Asian art history. While the awe-inspiring buildings, tombs, and mausoleums of this period are renowned for their grand...
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