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23 07, 2017

Medieval Islamic art history

By |2019-10-01T18:14:45-07:00July 23rd, 2017|Art, Islam|0 Comments

Islamic art: Mosaic from the Great Mosque in Damascus (about 710 AD) Umayyad art: no people or animals As soon as the Islamic Empire formed, under the Umayyad dynasty, artists began exploring the new ideas of Islam.  What did these new ideas mean for Islamic art? Who were the Umayyads? All our Islamic Empire articles The first [...]

19 07, 2017

Indian art – Ancient and medieval

By |2019-09-12T15:34:56-07:00July 19th, 2017|Art, India|0 Comments

Indian art: Clay figurines from Mehrgahr, from the Stone Age The earliest art Major themes of Indian art seem to begin emerging as early as the Stone Age. The earliest art looks something like Mesopotamian art from Iraq. But it is noticeably different too. It's like later art in India in some ways. [...]

30 05, 2017

Later Central Asian Art – History of Art

By |2017-05-30T11:32:47-07:00May 30th, 2017|Art, Central Asia|0 Comments

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 [...]