#Islamic Art

The Decline of Mughal Arts under Aurangzeb

Muḥī al-Dīn Muḥammad was the sixth man to ascend to the Mughal throne and the last of the strong Mughal rulers. He was a notable expansionist...

Maya M. Tola 4 June 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Tughra of Sultan Süleiman the Magnificent

The Ottoman Empire was an exotic realm filled with sheikhs, silks, and saffron. During the 16th and 17th centuries, it reached the height of its...

James W Singer 19 April 2020

Nur Jahan – the Light of the World

Mehr-un-Nissa was an influential woman of the Mughal era, well-known for her great beauty, unmatched intelligence, and volatile temper. As a...

Maya M. Tola 4 April 2020

Women Artists

More than a Stone. Representation of the Kaaba by Hamra Abbas

The 17th century world map from an Ottoman book on the discovery of the Americas “Tarih-i Hind-i Garbi” (“History of the West Indies”) points...

Magda Michalska 14 March 2019

Art Travels

A Journey to Al-Andalus: Part II, The Cultural Crossroads of Seville

Seville, a Cultural Crossroads Today, Seville's golden age may have passed, but that is not to say it is without its treasures. Now the capital of...

Kacper Grass 10 September 2018