London museum hosts contemporary Islamic art show

Some of the finest new art works influenced by the Islamic tradition of design are on show at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Complex Mosaic patterns also known as Girih are popular forms of architectural art in many Muslim cultures.

Islamic art encompasses the visual arts produced from the 7th century onwards by people (not necessarily Muslim) who lived within the territory that was inhabited by or ruled by culturally Islamic populations

They are all nominated for the £25,000 ($40,000) Jameel Prize which is given to contemporary works inspired by Islamic art. The winner will be announced in September.

Contenders come from countries as diverse as Iran, the US, Iraq and Pakistan.

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Categories: Photography, Religions

1 reply

  1. Part of the vedio depicting women seems to be politically motivated. Soley My view point which can be wrong. Rest all is quite good. Participation by more Islamic countries could have made it furhter interesting.

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