12-Themes_in_Islamic_Art - E.g Hamzenameh Khidrnameh...

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Themes in Islamic Art • The Glory of God • The Lives of the Prophet & Holy Men • Sacred Space • Paradise, the Eternal Garden • The Pleasures of Kingship • Romantic Legends • A World of Beauty • Afterlife  • Ornamentation
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The Glory of God • The might & beauty of Islam • To impress non-believers & comfort the  faithful • Art works created as an act of piety &  devotion • As service to the community • But also as public expressions of the patron’s  good will & faith
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The House of God
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The Houses of God
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The Quest for God
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The Word of God
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The Word of God
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The Word of God
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The Beauty of God
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The Prophet: Biographies
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The Prophet: Miraculous Night  Journey
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The Prophet:  Isra’ wa Mi’raj
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The Prophet:  Mi’rajnameh
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Holy Men • Shrines of saintly persons • Chronicles of their deeds 
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Unformatted text preview: E.g . Hamzenameh, Khidrnameh, Iskandarnameh ↑ Sheikh Ahmad Yasavi Shrine, Turkestan Imam Reza Shrine, Mashhad Holy Men: Hamzenameh Sacred Space • Makkah + Madina • Jerusalem • Shi’i shrines for the 12 Imams • Shrines of ‘saints’ & other holy men • Architecture, textiles, paintings, & other decoration for such space Sacred Space Gardens of Paradise • Gardens were recreated to mirror the idea of celestial Ferdows = Paradise = paera daeza • Images of heavenly gardens were depicted in Islamic art • They consisted of: 1. Lush greenery 2. Flowering trees 3. Channels of running water 4. Shaded pavillions Gardens of Paradise Gardens Like Paradise Chaharbagh Gardens Garden Carpets Life in a Garden Life as a Garden...
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  • Fall '09
  • HadiMaktabi
  • holy men, Mashhad, Beauty Afterlife  Ornamentation, Holy Men Sacred Space Paradise, Gardens of Paradise, Sacred Space Paradise

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