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Let us omit the debate of philosophers where the original source of colors is to be investigated . ... texts were written has resulted in a limited and somewhat disparaging understanding of colour in premodern Islamic art and culture.

Author: Idries Trevathan

Publisher: Saqi Books

ISBN: 9780863561900

Category: Art

Page: 288

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A unique investigation into the aesthetics of colour in Islamic art revealing its deeper symbolic and mystical meanings. The experience of colour in Islamic visual culture has historically been overlooked. In this new approach, Idries Trevathan examines the language of colour in Islamic art and architecture in dialogue with its aesthetic contexts, offering insights into the pre-modern Muslim experience of interpreting colour. The seventeenth-century Shah Mosque in Isfahan, Iran, represents one of the finest examples of colour-use on a grand scale. Here, Trevathan examines the philosophical and mystical traditions that formed the mosque’s backdrop. He shows how careful combinations of colour and design proportions in Islamic patterns expresses knowledge beyond that experienced in the corporeal world, offering another language with which to know and experience God. Colour thus becomes a spiritual language, calling for a re-consideration of how we read Islamic aesthetics.
2020-02-17 By Idries Trevathan

And while the Islamic arts share those considerations, the demands of that faith and culture call for still more unique ... And color environments enacting light and dark are key elements of sacred spaces such as chapels, sepulchres, ...

Author: Aaron Fine

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350027282

Category: Design

Page: 376

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Giving an overview of the history of color theory from ancient and classical cultures to contemporary contexts, this book explores important critical principles and provides practical guidance on the use of color in art and design. Going beyond a simple recitation of what has historically been said about color, artist and educator Aaron Fine provides an intellectual history, critiquing prevailing Western ideas on the subject and challenging assumptions. He analyses colonialist and gendered attitudes, materialist and romanticist perspectives, spiritualist approaches to color, color in the age of reproduction, and modernist and post-modernist color strategies. Highlighted throughout are examples of the ways in which attitudes towards color have been impacted by the legacy of colonialism and are tied up with race, gender, and class. Topics covered include color models, wheels and charts, color interaction and theories of perception, with over 150 images throughout. By placing under-examined tenets of color theory such as the color wheel and color primaries within the Western industrial context that generated them, Fine helps you to connect color choices to color meanings and apply theory to practice.
2021-08-12 By Aaron Fine

Wonder, Image, and Cosmos in Medieval Islam. ... Bhabha, Homi K. “Beyond the Pale: Art in the Age of Multicultural Translation. ... God Is the Light of the Heavens and the Earth: Light in Islamic Art and Culture.

Author: Esra Akin-Kivanc


ISBN: 9780253049230

Category: Architecture

Page: 352

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Muthanna, also known as mirror writing, is a compelling style of Islamic calligraphy composed of a source text and its mirrored image placed symmetrically on a horizontal or vertical axis. This style elaborates on various scripts such as Kufi, naskh, and muqahhaq through compositional arrangements, including doubling, superimposing, and stacking. Muthanna is found in diverse media, ranging from architecture, textiles, and tiles to paper, metalwork, and woodwork. Yet despite its centuries-old history and popularity in countries from Iran to Spain, scholarship on the form has remained limited and flawed. Muthanna/Mirror Writing in Islamic Calligraphy provides a comprehensive study of the text and its forms, beginning with an explanation of the visual principles and techniques used in its creation. Author Esra Akın-Kıvanç explores muthanna's relationship to similar forms of writing in Judaic and Christian contexts, as well as the specifically Islamic contexts within which symmetrically mirrored compositions reached full fruition, were assigned new meanings, and transformed into more complex visual forms. Throughout, Akın-Kıvanç imaginatively plays on the implicit relationship between subject and object in muthanna by examining the point of view of the artist, the viewer, and the work of art. In doing so, this study elaborates on the vital links between outward form and inner meaning in Islamic calligraphy.

L'art du livre. Dossiers d'Archéologie, 233 (1998) pp.80-83. (Fatimide.) GEORGE, Alain. Calligraphy, colour and light in the Blue Qur'an. Journal of Qur'anic Studies, 11 i (2009) pp.75-125. [The commonly held view is that it was ...

Author: Susan Sinclair

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047412076

Category: Reference

Page: 1512

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Following the tradition and style of the acclaimed Index Islamicus, the editors have created this new Bibliography of Art and Architecture in the Islamic World. The editors have surveyed and annotated a wide range of books and articles from collected volumes and journals published in all European languages (except Turkish) between 1906 and 2011. This comprehensive bibliography is an indispensable tool for everyone involved in the study of material culture in Muslim societies.
2012-04-03 By Susan Sinclair

Islamic art found its most perfect expression in the screen: delicate, interweaving patterns of bewildering intricacy and beauty which indicate an ineffable, light-filled wonder beyond. Their shrine walls, domes and carpets are all ...

Author: Julian Spalding

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 9781405386555

Category: Art

Page: 288

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Across the globe there are scores of beautiful and unusual works of art that are largely unseen or fail to receive the critical acclaim they deserve. The Best Art You've Never Seen is your essential companion to this hidden world of artistic treasures. Travelling from Peru to Papua New Guinea, The Best Art You've Never Seen restores to view 101 wonderful treasures - uncovering neglected artistic wonders from off-beat corners of the world to store rooms in the world's great museums. Written by art expert and former museum director Julian Spalding, The Best Art You've Never Seen takes you into a world of beautiful and arresting artefacts and reveals their amazing stories. It unveils a surprising and unfamiliar alternative canon of works to offer a fresh and controversial take on the world of art.
2010-10-01 By Julian Spalding

From a material perspective , every one of the Kinsey depictions is executed on paper either as a pencil or black ink drawing , sometimes delicately washed with color or highlighted with gold detailing , or else executed as a watercolor ...

Author: Francesca Leoni

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409464385

Category: Art

Page: 244

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Dedicated to the topic of eroticism and sexuality in the visual production of the medieval and early modern Muslim world, this volume offers new insights and methodological models that extend our understanding of erotic and sexual subjects in the Islamic tradition. The essays shed light on the diverse socio-cultural milieus of erotic images, on the motivations underlying their production, and on the responses generated by their circulation.
2013 By Francesca Leoni

The Islamic world has given us a wide range of ceramic masterpieces of many kinds . ... Their lyrical light blue colour fits perfectly the content of the illustrations : langourous maidens with moon - shaped faces , Bucket Tran ...

Author: Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovskiĭ


ISBN: UOM:39015056239174

Category: Art, Islamic

Page: 142

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10 A recent Australian example is the Art Gallery of South Australia's exhibition Realms of Wonder: Jain, Hindu and Islamic Art of India, October 19, 2013–January 27, 2014, which grouped artworks around content and described each ...

Author: Jo Caust

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317599210

Category: Social Science

Page: 204

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Arts and cultural activity in Asia is increasingly seen as important internationally, and Asia’s growing prosperity is enabling the full range of artistic activities to be better encouraged, supported and managed. At the same time, cultural frameworks and contexts vary hugely across Asia, and it is not appropriate to apply Westerns theories and models of leadership and management. This book presents a range of case studies of arts and cultural leadership across a large number of Asian countries. Besides examining different cultural frameworks and contexts, the book considers different cultural approaches to leadership, discusses external challenges and entrepreneurialism, and explores how politics can have a profound impact. Throughout the book covers different art forms, and different sorts of arts and cultural organisations.
2015-05-08 By Jo Caust

By excluding the pictorial, Islamic art creates the emptiness which in that tradition is the only permissible ... not in the Romanesque, which still incorporated the structures and the colour patterns of the East, but since the Gothic, ...

Author: Navid Kermani

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781509514878

Category: Art

Page: 272

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What happens when one of Germany's most important writers, himself a Muslim, immerses himself in the world of Christian art? In this book, Navid Kermani is awestruck by a religion full of sacrifice and lamentation, love and wonder, the irrational and the unfathomable, the deeply human and the divine – a Christianity that today’s Christians rarely speak of so earnestly, boldly and enthusiastically. With the open-minded curiosity of a non-believer – or rather a believer in another faith – Kermani engages with Christian art in its great richness and diversity. The result is an enchanting reflection which reinvests in Christianity both its spectacular beauty and its terror. Kermani struggles with the cross, falls in love at the sight of Mary, experiences the Orthodox Mass and appreciates the greatness of St Francis. He teaches us to see the questions of our present-day lives in the pictures of old masters such as Botticelli, Caravaggio and Rembrandt – not with lectures on art history or theology, but with an intelligent eye for the essential details and the underlying relations to seemingly remote worlds, to literature and to mystical Islam. Kermani's poetic school of seeing draws us in as we are carried along by his unique perspective on Christianity, rekindling our interest in great art at the same time. We are captivated by his unique and brilliant Islamic reading of the West.
2017-11-22 By Navid Kermani

Therefore , for every colour of the day and for every atmospheric condition the Taj has its own colour values ... who understood the physical principle that “ when light is rhythmically and harmoniously combined with shadows they create ...

Author: Khursheed Kamal Aziz


ISBN: UVA:X030150783

Category: Art, Islamic

Page: 1208

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This Extensive Volume Has 9 Chapters. Religions, Art And Culture, The Book, Calligraphy, Painting, Architecture, Gardens. A Matter Of State, The Arts Of Good Living-Symbolism, Music. In Appendices, Bibliogrpahy, Index. Many Colour Illustrations.