the motivation for islamic art
The prohibition that exists within Islamic religious art, that does not exist within Christian art, is the use of naturalistic images of living beings.
Islamic art uses geometric patterns to frame in floral embellishments or calligraphic motifs, to depict religious significance and decorative creativity.
In Islamic luxury art, it was acceptable to portray living beings, like the two animals shown in this piece, even though it was still frowned upon by many Islam followers.
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The Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Benaki Museum of Islamic Art
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