Category: Sufi Art

Islamic and Sufi Art – Calligraphy and Paintings

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Free Islamic and Sufi Cliparts

Islamic Art from middle east didn’t have portraits and paintings of people. At the same time, Islamic golden era witnesses amazing architectural development, which led to Islamic art patterns based on calligraphy geometry and...

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Islamic Stained Glass Art

Islamic Stained Glass Art The earliest reported Islamic use of stained glass for the beautification of buildings was in 7th century in Egypt. Modern archaeological discoveries have linked the trade of stained glass from...

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Arabesque: Islamic Art

Arabesque: Islamic Art The Arabesque is an elaborative application of either calligraphy or repeating geometric shapes that often echo the forms of plants and animals. Arabesque is an element of Islamic art usually found...

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Islamic Architecture

  The Islamic Architecture The architecture of the Islamic world throughout history was strengthened by its spiritual foundation, the Qur’an. Urban areas in Islamic cities evolved over long periods of time with generations of...

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Major types of Islamic Calligraphy [Font]

Islamic Calligraphy Because of the Muslims’ profound respect and love for the Qur’an, the art of calligraphy was developed early on and reached a very high degree. Throughout the Muslim world, Quranic verses beautify...

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Sufi Art: Paintings and Miniatures of Dervishes

Sufi Art: Paintings and Miniatures of Dervishes Islamic Art is considered a genre of its own, comprising Islamic calligraphy, miniatures, ceramic, mixed media etc. Below artifacts focus specially on depicting life of Dervish and Sufi...

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Shirazeh Houshiary Round dance: Sufi Art

    One of a set of five colour etchings and poems by the mystic poet Jalal al-Din Rumi (1207-73).The shapes refer to the rotation of the earth and the planetary system, while the...

Sufi and Sultan: A.R.Chughtai

Miniature Art by Abdur Rahman Chughtai

Miniature Art by Abdur Rahman Chughtai [A.R.Chughtai]   Miniature art flourished during the Mughal times and many artefacts that are preserved today at Lahore Shahi Qila belong to the same era. Among artists of...

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Miniature Art of Mughal Era by A.R.Chughtai

Abdur Rahman Chughtai [popularly called A.R.Chughtai]  is considered the greatest miniature artists, known for his signature painting of Mughal era. Miniature [called Meenatori in Urdu] is done with the smallest possible brush [zero size] which brings up beautiful...

Miniature Art by Naqsh School of Art, Lahore

Miniature Art by Naqsh School of Arts Students

Naqsh School of Art is an extremely interesting art academy located at Bazar Hakeeman near Bhati Gate, Inner City Lahore. What really sets it apart is its focus on traditional Islamic art such as miniature [meenatori in...