Islamic religious art
Islamic religious art was not allowed to represent people or animals. Christian art was allowed to represent people like seen here with the angel and a person.
Islamic art was known for using bright colors, patterns, and writing. In this piece of art, there are many bright colors used and there is a distinct pattern so that the art is symmetrical.
Islamic art was not limited to what could be done. Many paintings were used to represent people like this one here. However, religious art was not allowed to have people or animals used in it.
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The Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar
Benaki Museum of Islamic Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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