Friday, June 15, 2012

Arts of the Islamic World

Okay, how much do you know about Islamic art? Because I know nothing.

So to continue with neato things from the Met, here are some snapshots from the tour of Arts in the Islamic World. Notice the importance of symmetry, arches, and the use of stone, tile, and woodcarving. This makes me want to jump on a plane and head to Morocco, or Iran, or the holy land, anywhere I can get more of this aesthetic and precision to detail.


Calligraphy- mostly found in Arabic for a traditional Koran.

Carpet weaving.
Blown glass.

At this point, I just started taking pictures of every pretty and/or shiny object my little camera could hold.

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