Ettinghausen, Richard Richard.

Arab Painting. Treasures of Asia.


DKK 135,00

Many ask: Does Arab paintng really excist? While it is true that the Islamic religion prohibited the representation of the human fiugre, there were nevertheless, certain forces at work in the Muslim East which made figural painting possible.The word “Arab” is used here in its wider meaning to refer to the universal civilization of that medieval empire that had its origin in the seventh century A:D. in a new Arab religion, islam, which first became a military and political force in Arabia. Despite its Arab origin, islamic cilization was son extensively developed by the intellctueal power and artistic skill of other ethnic stocks (Persians, Egyptians, Berbers, Turks) most of them Muslim, but also of other faiths.

Varenr. 74.815-Hylde 7.  – Uindbundet. – Illustreret i farver. – 1977. –  208 sider. – Pænt eksemplar. – 135 kr.

Rizzoli, New York 1977.

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-INDHOLD: The proclamation of universal power (The Umayyad monuments 691-750). – The pleasures of the court (The early Abbasid period, 9th to mid-12th century). – The emergent awareness of the everyday world (Egypt and Iraq, 11th century). – General remarks on the manuscripts of the late12th to the middle of the 13th cenry. – The princely style in the Persian manner. – Byzantine art in Islamic garb. – The Arab-Muslim contribution. – The interplay of cultural strains. – Fulfillmen in Baghdad. – Life encompassed I: The external world. – Life encompassed II: The agonies of love. – The impact of the Mongol invasion. – The formalization of miniature painting in the Bahri Mamluk period (1250-1390). – On style and production centers. – The Turkish element in manuscript painting. – Koran illuminations from the late 9th to the 14th century. – Last ventures in Arab painting .- Bibliography. – Index of manuscripts. – List of illustrations.-