“The Old vs. The New”: An Example in Islamic Art

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[STUDENT NAME]
[COURSE NAME]
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[DATE]
"The Old vs. The New": An Example in Islamic Art
The two works that will be discussed in this paper is the Wagner Carpet (17th Century from Iran) and Ism Allah
Husna
, Square Perspective (21st Century from Karachi).
The Old – Wagner Carpet; 17’5” x 13’11”
The Wagner Carpet is a 17th century piece made in Iran. It is a large vibrantly colored piece that showcases the talents of the original hand craftsmen and women of the time. Currently in the Burrell Collection in Glasgow this piece is representational of the luscious gardens that are described in both the Quran and the Bible.
Gardens were an important topic in Islamic art from as far back as 531 CE when Muhammad
ibn
Jarir
al-
Tabari
wrote...
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.....representation of the Paradise promised by Allah. Fast forward to the 21st century and we find Islamic artists still representing their faith and beliefs, in equally beautiful, but definitely different styles and methods.
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Appendix One
Ism Allah
Husna
http://www.contemporaryislamicart.com/header.html