ISLAMIC ART

(400 BCE - 1650 CE)

CONTENT: What do you see?

FORM: The details (what you see more exactly). How the artist delivers the content.

CONTEXT: Everything NOT observable.

FUNCTION: The intended purpose of the work.

Assignments:

READINGS: 

 

RESEARCH: 

 

SNAPSHOT Sheet:

 

Islamic Art Unit Sheet

APAH 250 Images:

Vocabulary

Islam
Mosque
Muhammad
Qur'an (Koran)
Dome of the Rock
5 Pillars of Faith
mihrab

anionic

imam
qibla
minaret
arabesque
​calligraphy (kufic)
tessellation
squinch

 

Sacred Architecture:

56. Mosque at Cordova, Spain

84. Mosque of Selim II, Turkey

168. Great Mosque of Djenne, with markets, Mali

183. The Kaaba, Saudi Arabia

185. Dome of the Rock 

     - interior

186. Great Mosque (Masjid-e Jameh)

     - courtyard

     - mihrab

Other Architecture:

65. Alhambra Palaces, Spain

209. Taj Mahal, India

Luxury Objects:

57. Pyxis of al-Mughira, Umayyad

188. Basin (Baptistère de St. Louis)

        Muhammad ibn al-Zain

191. The Ardabil Carpet, Maqusud of Kashan

Painting:

187. Folio from a Qur’an, Abbasid

189. Bahram Gur Fights the Karg, folio from the

         Great Il-Khanid Shahnama

190, The Court of Gayumars, folio from 

         Shah Tah masp’s Shahnam

208. Jahangir Preferring a Sufi Shaikh to Kings

 

Crash Course - Islam

Islamic Art Unit Sheet

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

A very special thank you to Dr. Robert Coad for his infinite wisdom, amazing workshops, gift of materials and time, and years of support.

Another special thank you to Ms. Marsha Russell for her devotion to teaching and generosity in sharing her materials and knowledge with all of us.

Thank you to Valerie Park for her inspirational AP Art History web site that guided the creation of this site.

And finally, if you choose to use any of the images or information from this site, I ask that you kindly give me credit.  Thank you for visiting!

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