The met's collection of islamic art ranges in date from the 7th to the 19th century its nearly 12,000 objects reflect the great diversity and range of the cultural traditions of islam, with works from as far westward as spain and morocco and as far eastward as central asia and india. Information on the artistic style islamic in spain architecture, painting, sculpture and literature on the official portal for culture in spain. 376 spain: islamic and european influences in spanish art author rosie mitchell faculty of arts, university of cumbria, uk introduction as a result of both islamic and christian invaders fine arts in spain have been fashioned by.
Islamic art encompasses the visual arts produced from the 7th century onward by people who lived within the territory that was inhabited by or ruled by culturally islamic populations al-andalus: the art of islamic spain new york: the metropolitan museum of art. Influence of the religion of islam on islamic art of all elements in islamic art the most important, undoubtedly, is religion the multitude of small empires and kingdoms that had adopted islam felt - in spite of racial prides and jealousies - first and foremost muslim and not arab, turkish or persian.
The alhambra, site of the first presentation of the exhibition al-andalus: the art of islamic spain, has been an orientalist fantasy since washington irving rediscovered it for the western world in his delightful tales of the alhambra, written in 1832. Islamic countries have developed modern and contemporary art, with very vigorous art worlds in some countries, but the degree to which these should be grouped in a special category as islamic art is questionable, although many artists deal with islam-related themes, and use traditional elements such as calligraphy.
Intricate, elaborate, and colorful, islamic art produced in medieval spain has had a lasting influence on western decorative art.
1 islamic art in spain introduction in less than one hundred years after the death of muhammad in medina, arab armies had erupted out of arabia to conquer the whole length of the north african coast as.
On july 19, 711, an army of arabs and berbers unified under the aegis of the islamic umayyad caliphate landed on the iberian peninsula over the next seven years, through diplomacy and warfare, they brought the entire peninsula except for galicia and asturias in the far north under islamic control. Islamic art is not a monolithic style or movement it spans 1,300 years of history and has incredible geographic diversity—islamic empires and dynasties controlled territory from spain to western china at various points in history.