Understanding Islamic Art
Islamic art forbid the use of figurative art to represent their religious pieces. They sought to avoid idolatry in their art because it was seen as disrespectful to God.
Islamic art concentrated on mostly abstract forms of art such as vegetal ornamentation, geometric patterns, glass ceramics, paintings, script, calligraphy and more.
The use of figurative art representing humans and or animals was allowed in secular art.
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Benaki Museum of Islamic Art
The Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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