July 21, 2017

The concept of Modern art implies a break with the tradition for a more personal interpretation of reality. Can this definition be applied to define today’s Islamic Art?

Googling the phrase Modern Isla...

July 20, 2017

It seems that Western art showed a variation in styles and movements in its history, while Islamic art remained rather stable. Nevertheless, each time and place in Islamic art history has its own sign...

July 20, 2017

In this article I am sharing my experience of visiting traditional stained glass workshops in Iran and Azerbaijan. I am not aware if this kind of craft is unique for the region I am writing about or i...

July 20, 2017

In the middle of 13th century Mongols came to Eastern Iran. In 1256 they founded Ilkhanid dynasty that reigned in Iraq till 1340 and in Iran till 1353. In a field of art Mongol invasion brought Chines...

July 20, 2017

Stone decoration of Baku architecture is superb. It is here when ancient craft of stone carving serves Islamic art showing the great level of craftsmanship and an elegance of artistic expression.

Baku...