12-Themes_in_Islamic_Art

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

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Themes in Islamic Art • The Glory of God • 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 faithful 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 Shii 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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