Islamic Art

Islamic art derived from many cultures. Early Christian Art, Roman, and Byzantine among others. The influence of the Sassanian art of pre-Islamic Persia was of major significance. Central Asian styles were brought with numerous nomadic attacks and Chinese influences had an important effect on Islamic painting, pottery, and textiles. My paper is not traditional, but more experimental and cut in half but still relating in culture. I have searched to great lengths of how to topically handle Islamic art in terms of religion and visual communication without misuse of terminology. The other part follows a recent museum visit in addition to the use of well-credited resources to help my ...

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Shahnama manuscript, Ardawan Captured by Ardashir. Besides a huge influence of Chinese art styles I will point out any Early Christian Art, Roman, or Byzantine styles in addition to there being an actual Islamic Art or if it was generated from multiple cultures.
In 1577 Ali Asgha created the first piece I have chosen to discuss from the Shanama manuscript. The proportions are 18 x 12 inches. The mediums used are ink, opaque watercolors, on a gold and silver paper. The work is called The Combat of Khsraw Parviz and Bahram Chubina and I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to view this piece at the LACMA. There is much to say, the first being what drew my attention to this work being the multitude of artistic styles. A non-art major or one with little to no knowledge of art history, might just notice battle and look for details in the drama of that. My initial reactions lead my artistic sense to a general cohesive flow of numerous artistic styles, though very distinct when ...

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the same mediums of ink, opaque watercolors on gold and silver paper. This page of the Shanama was not on display at the museum, rather I wanted to stick to a contrast in the subject matter for the paper, though it is also from the same manuscript specifically. The first feature that really caught my eye was the gold, which encompasses a majority of the page. It really brings the action of capturing and mischievousness to the piece. In addition a nice touch to the gold backing is the way it is also applied throughout the clothing of the characters. Although this is an Islamic piece of art, there is a tremendous influence from Chinese motifs. The Chinese influence is clearly seen in the ...

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Added: 3/30/2011 12:36:38 AM
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Category: Arts
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