Examining islamic Art
1. Aniconism in Islam is a proscription in Islam against the creation of images of sentient beings. Islamic religion cannot recreate past events through images but Christian paintings can.
2. Islamic art uses stucco ornamentation in the form of floral and geometric design. Kufic calligraphy is Arabic calligraphy used for religious significance.
3. Aniconism prevents images of sentient beings from being portrayed but is allowed in secular (non-religious) paintings.
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The Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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