Opening of the Aga Khan Museum An exciting new place, leading to worlds unknown and unfamiliar, has come to town! No, this is not a portal to another dimension, but it’s something just as exciting. On September 18th, a new museum was added to Toronto’s ever-growing list of historical and culturally rich places to visit. The Aga Khan Museum, funded by the Aga Khan Development Network (a group of development agencies who share a mission to improve living conditions and opportunities for the poor
I had joined the Fall 2012 Museum Trip that was organized by the College of Arts and Letters. We were going to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. There were about ten people that joined the trip. We gathered first at Stevens Institute of Technology. Professor McBryan led us to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The awesome galleries and art works include Ancient Near Eastern Gallery, Islamic Art Gallery, European Painting and Impressionist Gallery. As we entered the museum, we went to the front desk and
Abstract Islamic art is an absolute accomplishment of pattern, colours and qualities and enrich in its unique styles. In Historical perspective the west has always underrated the Islamic art, despite the fact of it apparent remoteness from the western style of art, it makes an unswerving demand that is impossible to resist. Islamic art encompasses the media including mosaic, woodwork, ceramics and specifically textiles of supreme triumph (woven silks and oriental carpets), miniature painting, ornamented
Islamic art is perhaps the most accessible manifestation of a complex civilization that often seems enigmatic to outsiders. Through its brilliant use of color and its superb balance between design and form, Islamic art creates an immediate visual impact. Its strong aesthetic appeal transcends distances in time and space, as well as differences in language, culture, and faith. Islamic art not only invites a closer look but also beckons the viewer to learn more (Department of Islamic Art).
A proposal for fine art project As a part of application for a Master in art and design Submit for School of the Arts, Loughborough University Dina Amgad, Egypt 2010 Overview of the project, This project intends to conduct a theory-practical project on “the Impact of Colors from the great pharaoh's area till the modern Egyptian art” in relation to The Influence of colors on the Egyptian art history. This research will investigate the relation between psychologies of colors in the ancient
Islam and Science Today Islamic religion is considered as a faith that can’t help the world moving forward and equated with obstacles to the improvement of human beings. Nations from west world see Islam as anti-science and anti-intellectual, a religion that has nothing to offer to world in 21st century. However, it was Islam that carried forward the enlightenment from the Greeks to the middle ages, laying down a foundation from which showed up not only the European enaissance, but also the initial
Ashka Shah Art and Society Professor 9/20/2013 Katar Dagger and Scabbard During my visit to Museum of Fine arts in Houston, I explored a specific exhibit called “Arts of Islamic Lands, Selections from the al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait” which was temporarily there. In Arts of Islamic Land exhibit there were a lot of extraordinary pieces put on to view. However, the piece of art that caught my attention the most was called “Katar Dagger and Scabbard”. The item number of that piece is Inv. No.
Dear diary, I visited the Asian Civilizations museum today and I was awed by the rich Asian culture as represented by the museum. After walking around in the museum, I realized that although the galleries tell different stories of separated parts of Asia, the entire Asia is linked together by religion, trade and western influences. Asia is the origin of all the major religions in the world. South Asia is the birthplace of four major religions-Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikkhism whereas
Final Project: Your Art Museum Collection Completion Axia College of University of Phoenix Your Art Museum Collection Completion Classical Greek Civilization-Visual Art- Sculptures The statue Venus is visual artwork represented in Classical Greek. Venus is a nude female sculpture representing the goddess of beauty and love. Venus is seen leaning against a tree trunk removing her remaining sandal, as she turns inward to direct the viewer to study her nude body from various angles (Getty
documented evidence on the existence of Persian carpets comes from Chinese texts dating back to the Sassanid period (224–641 AD). This art underwent many changes in various eras of the Persian history to an extent that it passed an upward trend before the Islamic era until the Mongol invasion of Persia. After the invasion, the art began to grow again during the Timurid and Ilkhanid dynasties. With the passage of time, the materials used in carpets, including wool, silk and cotton, will decay. Therefore archaeologists