Name Instructor Course Date Understanding Calligraphy as a Form of Islamic Art The mention of Islamic Art goes beyond the principal duty of serving the Muslim faith. Art in Islam is a way of life whose development as a distinctive culture was fostered by the unique artistic language. The uniqueness of the artistic language was borne out of the rise of nascent Islamic state and as a result of the impact of the rapid global growth of the Muslim faith. It is incredible to note that Islamic art has preserved its unique identity and intrinsic quality since its formative years despite buildings. This is largely because Islam forbids representation of living things. The decorated structures are aimed at reminding the Islamic faithful of the most important purpose of architecture: to glorify God. Work Cited Kasra R. “Analysis of Philosophy of Art from Islamic Philosophers’ Perspective”: European Review of Artistic Studies. 2013. Vol.4 (4). Pp. 87-115. ISBN 1647-3558. HYPERLINK "http://dialnet.unirioja.es/descarga/articulo/5581599.pdf" http://dialnet.unirioja.es/descarga/articulo/5581599.pdf Flood Finbarr B. and Necipoğlu G. "Frameworks of Islamic Art and Architectural History." A Companion to Islamic Art and Architecture 2017 pp. 1-56. Online ISBN:9781119069218 Schick İrvin C. "The Iconicity of Islamic Calligraphy in Turkey.” Res: Anthropology and Aesthetics. Vol. 53-54. 2008. Pp. 211-224. http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/action/ showCitFormats?doi=10.1086/RESvn1ms25608818 [...]
This assignment must be in MLA format with at least two scholarly sources from the United States. In-text citations must be used. Select 1 work of art from the cultures of Islam, Africa, East Asia, the Pacific, and the Americas . Fully answer the following topic: Select an artwork from one of these cultures that interests you. Examine and discuss it, placing it within its culture and discuss the philosophical meanings and influence found in the work of art. Discuss how the artist's technique may reflect his/her society's beliefs. For example, if you choose an African mask, do not just describe them, but state the uses, purposes, and meanings of the art within its culture. Answer the question: How and why would the object be used and what did it mean in its society? And, how was it made? Be certain you are demonstrating an understanding of a different culture's philosophy. Caution: Avoid the Easter Island figures or any work that does not have an established understanding of how the art reflects a philosophy. Conduct an Internet search to find your chosen work of art or the culture/religion and cite one appropriate website, giving us the link.