Figural Representation in Islamic Art

Contributed By: Elisheva Cohen
Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Author: Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, Department of Islamic Art
Collection: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Condition of Use: All Rights Reserved

This short, clear essay on Islamic art from the Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, argues that “Although the often cited opposition in Islam to the depiction of human and animal forms holds true for religious art and architecture, in the secular sphere, such representations have flourished in nearly all Islamic cultures.” >

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