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Islamic Art

Islamic Art

Muslim Artists explore issues surrounding faith, culture, identity and politics to tell stories through diverse mediums.

Islamic art encompasses the visual arts produced by those living within Islamic civilisations and Muslim populated lands dating from the 7th century CE onwards. Difficult to define due to the many regions and peoples it covers, Islamic Art is neither an art form, nor is it defined by place or time. Over the centuries, Islamic Art has reflected cultural and social environments, embracing both the secular and religious elements of the civilisation of its time.

Today, many Muslim artists explore issues surrounding faith, culture, identity, politics and the social to tell stories through the gamut of mediums available to the contemporary artist, often in a fusion of traditional and modern techniques.