#Islamic Art

Asian Art

Most Beautiful Qurans You Must See

Three monotheistic religions are the so-called ‘religions of the book’. Judaism, Christianity, and Islam all refer back to a spoken, and...

Magda Michalska 14 February 2022

Women Artists

Mirror Mosaics and Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian

Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian (1922-2019) was a contemporary, Iranian artist who became a living legend while she was still alive. Her oeuvre...

Marga Patterson 11 January 2022

Long Read

The Fascinating Ceramic Tile Art of the Anatolian Seljuks

The ceramic tile art of the Anatolian Seljuks dazzled with its mystical turquoise hues, fantastical creatures, and figural depictions. So, who were...

Marga Patterson 3 January 2022

Ancient Art

Turquoise: Art, Culture and Myth of a Gemstone

The bright blue-green Turquoise has been valued and revered for centuries by all the cultures around the world that had access to it. Several...

Nadine Waldmann 23 November 2021

Fashion

Fashion like a Russian: Kokoshnik, a Traditional Headdress

We all know the proverb Clothes speak for men. In the Russian national costume, a headdress called Kokoshnik played a significant role: it completed...

Elizaveta Ermakova 27 July 2021

Women Artists

Delve Into the Intricate Light Worlds of Anila Quayyum Agha

Anila Quayyum Agha is a Pakistani and American artist whose light installations are inspired by Islamic architectural forms. She received her...

Luciana Craciun 20 July 2021

True Tips for a Happier Life from the Miniatures of Reza Abbasi

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...

Rute Ferreira 10 June 2021

Artist Stories

Islam in the Eyes of Osman Hamdi

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...

Irina Diana Calu 12 May 2021

Contemporary Art

Beirut’s Art Scene: Before the Blast and Now

It was only three years ago, after a long civil war, that Beirut’s art scene began to find its feet. Despite ever-present political corruption,...

Abreeza Thomas 10 September 2020

Jali in Mughal Architecture, the Most Delicate Stone Curtains

The jali, or pierced screens, have been extensively employed in Indian construction since time immemorial. They appear in both Hindu and Islamic...

Maya M. Tola 20 August 2020

Architecture

Taj Mahal: India’s Most Famous Monument

Located on the southern bank of the river Yamuna in Agra, a little over a 100 miles outside New Delhi, is India’s most famous monument and one...

Maya M. Tola 7 August 2020

Hagia Sophia Becomes a Mosque – What You Need to Know

According to recent news, the President of Turkey has converted Istanbul's famous Hagia Sophia back into a mosque. His decision is highly...

Alexandra Kiely 23 July 2020