Islam art and culture

In the Islamic world aesthetics and faith are intertwined. While within certain canons, art manages to alternate in time and allow yourself enough free spaces that do not always correspond to the concepts of art of other civilizations.
Although the Koran does not prohibit the depiction of humans, animals or plants, only the most orthodox have adhered to the teachings of the Prophet they do forbids representation of living beings. But it was at the hands of a few brilliant decorators who, while experiencing the echo of the commandment, Islamic art acquired a particular face, sober and attentive.
The era of the caliphate brought about the birth of two expressive channels, one dedicated to the public sphere and the private one. So addresses artistic depictions foresaw simple and devoid of realistic elements in the works intended for public use, such as decorations of buildings and places of worship, and also containing depictions living elements when the product was intended for a private use.


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Fabrics and garments decorated, ornaments of various shapes, ceramics, miniatures, working to chisel. Color photographs. Explanatory panels.