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David Collection 4, Copenhagen 2014

This crystal vase is only about 10 cm. (app. 4 inch.) tall. It is displayed by the entrance to the collection of Islamic miniature art – my favorite part of the whole collection- so it took me several visits to notice it. 78 more words

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Arabesque: The Art of Islamic Pattern

Islamic art is known for its focus on the complex repetition of geometrical patterns, driven by an emphasis on mathematical symmetry.

Muslim artists of past and present have used these designs to symbolize the transcendent, indivisible and infinite nature of Allah (God). 130 more words

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David Collection 2, Copenhagen 2014

This image as well as the one yesterday are of the huge – whatever – that greets the visitor at the top of the stairs in the residential house that has been converted into the museum. 49 more words

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David Collection 1, Copenhagen 2014

We are very lucky in Copenhagen in having several fine museums that are absolutely free. Right now I’m in San Francisco and I keep searching for free museums but they are not here. 41 more words

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Clash of Two Worlds: Calligraffiti by Abdulrahman Al-Nugamshi

The art world is a diverse world full of expectations, surprises, collaborations and ingenuity as well as a heady mix between ancient and modern. There are no limits when it comes to producing pieces of expressionism that define what the artist is trying to portray. 158 more words

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CRIMEA, Day 10: Bakhchisaray Palace

One of the highly appealing aspects of Crimea as a travel destination (in case gorgeous nature, sea & sun and wine by the bucket… 523 more words

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Islamic Art with Adam Williamson

Artist Adam Williamson of East London, told us about Islamic art and how he is currently teaching it at King’s College. He showed us several films of how he interprets those same Islamic carvings into performances in front of a live audience! 218 more words

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