Based on the record of his sayings and actions, a picture of Muhammad is painted as a man of good-will and faith that gives back to to others. He also does not want war and wants to have dealings peacefully. He is very modest, charitable, and thankful man, who actually cares about others and tries to give back when he can.
Every religion in this world has their own culture and thereby their own creative forms, like art, dance, architecture, music and craft. Like the tradition varies from each religion to religion so as their Art. I chose to compare Art forms of Islamic Art and Hinduism Art, as Art have always exited me and inspired me in many ideas, and secondly arts have its own history and reasoning.
The miniatures serve the traditional Islamic functions of art of ornamentation and imitation. Oddly enough, the miniatures are second imitations; they are the imitation of the scribed words, which in turn imitate the actual legendary event. The Arabic words are the most important artistic representation of the page. The word is the substance of the book; the attached miniatures are merely pictorial representations of the written story. This subjugation of the picture to the word is physically demonstrated, for the text on the page, in the same fashion of all the pages in the Shahnama, is placed above the miniature. This placement has theological implications. In Islam, Arabic text is considered the literal word of God for the Qur’an was revealed in Arabic. So, if the word of Allah is reflected in the symbols of Arabic script, then symbolically Allah is manifested in the text. This is consistent within popular Islamic thought. Walter Denny writes that objects were decorated with sacred script for it was thought to “invoke good wishes on the owners of pottery and metalwork, and kept the evil eye from thresholds and hearths.” Consequently, Allah is present in the “Sufarai” miniature not through a figural image, for that would extremely blasphemous, but through the written text. This is similar to the western tradition of using mysterious or divine light to represent God without a
First, the artwork that I would like to discuss about is a painting called American Qur’an, Sura 85-86 which was created in 2007 by Sandow Birk. The reason why Birk decided to paint American Qur’an, Sura 85-86 was because he wanted to undermine cultural prejudices about one
The inscription says, “by the strength of eternal heaven, an edict of the Emperor. He who has not respect shall
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, or LACMA as it is commonly known, is among the world’s largest art collections in North America, and to be specific enough the most prevalent artwork in the western United States (Compton 165). This massive art museum has a collection of over 100,000 artworks, which extends from the ancient times to present days (Gilbert and Mills 174). These collections, which are mainly from Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin-America and America itself, are grouped into several departments within the museums buildings, depending on the region, culture, media, and time period. This paper analyzes the different genres of art and explains the main features that make the Islamic artworks
If I didn’t know that the Mugal ruler Akbar believed that “a synthesis of the world’s faiths would surpass the teaching of any of them” I wouldn’t have noticed that in the painting Jahangir in Dabar there is a variety of faces with different racial and ethnic features.
Islam had great influences, they also brought the love of art and beauty. Islam also brought learning with them. Then again in document 2 it states, “Nearly every mosque had their
The relations between art and life is explored throughout Martin McDonagh’s play, The Pillowman and Muriel Spark’s Loitering With Intent. They explore these relations through discussing the stylistic features of their characters and how these characters are perceived in real life. Both authors explore how the preconceived ideas of what a character should be is dismantled and the line which distinguishes between art and life is becoming less clear. Another way in which these authors explore the link between art and life is through the act of storytelling. This suggests that life is a form of art. Both texts deal with the argument of whether it is life that influences art or art that influences life. Some literary critics such as Henry James
A painting is a scene, frozen in time. Artists can bring them to life. Catching the emotions of whatever is depicted. The bible is full of memorable scenes, with thousands of years of art to capture the intensity of the stories.
Islam, now one of the major religions of the world, was found by a prophet, named Muhammad. The idea of Islam is the believer, called a Muslim, accepts surrender to the will of Allah, who is their God. Allah is viewed as the creator of the world. Islam is much like Christianity, as they are both monotheistic, potentially believing in the same God. Islam’s practices are written in the holy book, called the Qur’an, or Koran in English. Allah revealed the Koran to his messenger, Muhammad, who is considered the last of a series of prophets (Rahmin). Within the Islam religion, Muslims practice the Five Pillars of Islam, which is one of the most important practices. The Five Pillars of Islam are the five obligations that every muslim must satisfy in order to live a good and responsible life according to Islam (Five Pillars of Islam). Carrying out the Five Pillars demonstrates the Muslim is putting their faith first. The first pillar is called “Shahadah,” which focuses on reciting the Muslim profession of faith (Five Pillars of Islam).
The Islamic worldview was greatly influenced by the Christian and Jewish worldviews. In the Qur’an it states that there is a supreme God and his name is Allah. Furthermore, they believe that angles, fairies, and jinn all exist on Earth. Muhammad thought that there is only one God to whom all people must submit, and who was not to be worshipped with idols. This
This is how I feel when trying to understand art from nothing. The codes of communication, the means by which we understand language are not clear. Art is a language, but a symbolic one. I am trying to understand the reasons and the culture that produces this language. My learning plan, written a few months before we departed for our program, was focused in trying to understand the relationship between culture and art in the Islamic countries. An Islamic art definition that I have repeated before and as presented by Eva Baer is the following: "Islamic arts refers not only to the art made for Islamic practices and settings but also to the art made by and for the people who lived or live in lands where most-or
The history of art dates back to ancient times. Artwork can be, and was, found around the world. What makes art interesting is that it can be created in any way, shape or form with any materials. It seems that the artwork can also tell us a lot about the artist. Art seems to be simply, a direct, visual reflection of the artist’s life. Therefore, one can assume that an artist’s life experiences and beliefs directly influence their art. If we look at examples from different periods of art we will be able to see the connection between the artist and the art.