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What is the nature of Islamic Art?

Islamic art does not only explain that art created particularly in the era of Muslims faith only, like mosques and its furnishing, but also describe that architecture and art historically formed on those lands ruled by Muslims, produced by Muslim artists for Muslims patrons.


“Islamic art is not only a religion but it is the method of life, Islam sets a different culture with its unique creative language, which is shown in architecture and art of the Muslism all over the Muslim world.”

Those lands that freshly occupied by the Muslims had their own artistic traditions, art of those people who had worked with Sasanian or Byzantine patronage; they continued their work in their own unique style for the Muslim customers. The initial models of Islamic art depend on the earlier methods, form and styles shows the blend of Iranian and classical decorative motifs and themes. The period of Umayyad Caliphate is considered as the formative era in the Islamic art.

Islamic art has a long history and wide geography, so it is a subject of wide range of the national and regional style and also this art is changes with the passage of time, and it has been changed through many periods. Islamic art is always identified as an intrinsic and unique. Like the Islamic religion, which shows a way of spending life and also serve as an unified force among culturally and ethically sundry people and nation. The Islamic art that is produces for Muslim societies by the Muslim artists has its own individuality and characteristics. This art is mostly famous for the surface decoration. The basic parts of the Islamic art are geometric pattern, calligraphy, figural representation and vegetal pattern.