Islamic Art

Contributed By: Elisheva Cohen
Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Condition of Use: All Rights Reserved

This concise and informative essay brings together both a good short definition of Islamic art with an emphasis on its secular and historical context and the artistic achievements in glazed pottery, metalwork, book painting, textiles, glassware and woodwork. There is a good discussion of the debate over figural representation. Be sure to check out the virtual tour of the Arab Hall, in which Leighton recreated many of the features of buildings he saw in the Middle East. >

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