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Figural Representation in Islamic Art

This short, clear essay on Islamic art from the Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, argues that “Although the often cited opposition in Islam to the depiction of human and animal forms holds true for religious art and architecture, in the secular sphere, such representations have flourished in nearly all Islamic cultures.”

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science1fabb
Source
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Author(s)
Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, Department of Islamic Art

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