Art Appreciation-Chapter18

3,399 views

Published on

0 Comments
2 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total views
3,399
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
479
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
165
Comments
0
Likes
2
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide
  • Reproduced by permission of the Syndics of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, from the Ades Loan Collection.
  • MS no. 1544. Reproduced by kind permission of the Trustees of the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin.
  • Photograph: SuperStock, Inc.
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1939 (39.20). Photograph: © The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Art Resource, NY.
  • Wim Swaan Photograph Collection, Research Library, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (96.P.21).
  • Art Appreciation-Chapter18

    1. 1. The Islamic World Chapter 18
    2. 2. Islam <ul><li>Islam is one of the three major world religions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Based on the teachings of the prophet Mohammed </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Traditional Muslim belief stated that the human form should not be represented in art as it would be competing with Allah (God) </li></ul>
    3. 3. Pitcher (Spouted Ewer) . Kashan. Early 13th Century. Height 6-4/5&quot;. Copyright ©2011, ©2009 Pearson Prentice Hall Inc.
    4. 4. Pitcher <ul><li>Ceramic arts are highly valued in Islam </li></ul><ul><li>Potters in Iraq perfected the luster technique </li></ul><ul><li>This technique gave the finished piece a metallic sheen and was often reserved for nobles and ruler as it was difficult to control </li></ul>
    5. 5. Text of the Koran . North Africa or Spain. 11th Century. Copyright ©2011, ©2009 Pearson Prentice Hall Inc.
    6. 6. Text of the Koran <ul><li>Calligraphy is another highly valued type of art </li></ul><ul><li>It was valued as a way to enhance the beauty of the word of God </li></ul>
    7. 7. Court of the Lions, Alhambra . Granada, Spain. 1309–1354. Copyright ©2011, ©2009 Pearson Prentice Hall Inc.
    8. 8. Court of the Lions, Alhambra <ul><li>The royal palace and fort of the Muslim rulers in Granada, Spain </li></ul><ul><li>Elaborate decoration of the stucco and glazed tile … </li></ul><ul><li>Just above the the columns is a band of calligraphy the says, “There is no victor except God” </li></ul>
    9. 9. Mihrab . Iran. c. 1354. 14th Century. Height: 11'3&quot; (342.9 cm). Copyright ©2011, ©2009 Pearson Prentice Hall Inc.
    10. 10. Mihrab <ul><li>Persian (Iran) </li></ul><ul><li>Decorating architecture with decorated tiles was an important step in ceramic art </li></ul><ul><li>This Mihrab was taken from its original location where it would have pointed the way to Mecca for the worshippers </li></ul><ul><li>Extremely intricate design work </li></ul>
    11. 11. Taj Mahal <ul><li>Taj Mahal - “Crown of the Palace” </li></ul><ul><li>It is a tomb for the ruler’s (Shah Jahan) wife who died in childbirth </li></ul><ul><li>Made from the best and most expensive materials </li></ul><ul><li>Tall, light walls are punctured with pointed arches </li></ul><ul><li>Bulb shaped dome sometimes called onion domes </li></ul>
    12. 12. Taj Mahal . Agra, India. 1632–1648. Copyright ©2011, ©2009 Pearson Prentice Hall Inc.

    ×