Survey of Art I Islamic lecture

Survey of Art I Islamic lecture - Islamic Art! Ch. 8!...

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Islamic Art Ch. 8
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Islam • a monotheistic faith founded on the revelations of Muhammad as the Prophet of Allah (God) • “Islam” in Arabic means submission to the will of God.
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Muslim • A person of the Islamic faith • “Muslim” in Arabic means one who submits to the will of God.
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Muhammad • The prophet of God in the Islamic faith.
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Five pillars of Islam • “There is no God but God and Muhammad is his Messenger” • Namaz (prayer) 5 times/day • Giving alms (zakat) to the needy • Observe the month of Ramadan • Make a pilgrimage (hajj) to Mecca
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• Qur’an: the holy book of Islam.
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Aniconism • aniconism: symbolic representation without human fgures.
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Manuscripts • Manuscript: a handwritten book.
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• Parchment: writing surface made from animal skin
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Calligraphy http://vimeo.com/channels/ calligraphyqalam • Writing as an art form
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Maqamat of al-Hariri • By the artist Al-Wasiti • Made in Baghdad, Iraq • 1237 • Ink on paper
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His victims
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2011 for the course ART 205 taught by Professor Amybabinec during the Fall '11 term at Moraine Valley Community College.

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