miniatures

Home » miniatures

Medieval Islamic art history

By |2017-07-23T15:13:04+00:00July 23rd, 2017|Art, Islam|

Mosaic from the Great Mosque in Damascus (about 710 AD) As soon as the Islamic Empire formed, under the Umayyad dynasty, artists began exploring the new ideas of Islam and what they meant for art. The first big difference between Roman art and Islamic art was that the followers of Islam, like the Jews, took seriously the commandment that you should not [...]

Indian art – Ancient and medieval

By |2018-04-23T15:13:04+00:00July 19th, 2017|Art, India|

Indian art: Krishna The major themes of Indian art seem to begin emerging as early as the Harappan period, about 2500 BC. Although we're still not sure, some Harappan images look like later images of Vishnu and Shiva, and the tradition may start this early. With the arrival of the Indo-Europeans (or Aryans) around 1500 BC, came new Central Asian artistic [...]

Later Central Asian Art – History of Art

By |2017-05-30T11:32:47+00:00May 30th, 2017|Art, Central Asia|

Turkmenistan painting in a Chinese-Islamic style The collapse of the Mongol Empire in the end of the Middle Ages meant that artists scattered to the courts of many smaller states that were competing for power all over Central Asia. Among the Uzbeks, in Bukhara, artists worked in the same tradition as in the [...]