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Sep. 13th, 2006 @ 02:56 pm
Hey everyone, I'm just trying to get more people involved ? spread the word? *shrug* anyway check it out.

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Aug. 29th, 2006 @ 10:51 pm
I'm so sorry guys, I should keep this community active-er
So um...cookies for everyone!

or a promise I'll update soon. Like next week, and you can hold me to it, or else I'll pay you. with cookies.

Samarra: an Islamic archeological site under fire Dec. 31st, 2005 @ 01:51 am
A note was sent yesterday (through the H-Islamart mail list) by Professor Alastair Northedge..... (continue here: http://arts-of-islam.blogspot.com/2005/12/samarra-islamic-archeological-site.html)

Contemporary architecture in Tunisia (1) and (2) Dec. 31st, 2005 @ 12:59 am
First I'm glad that (a) there is a special blog for an Islamic art community; (b) that I'm part of it... So hello all of you and thanks for letting me take part of this...
I started my blog in the beginning of this Fall... but not in Livejournal... I'll be conitnuig posting in my original blog and I'll be inserting my new posts in my new Livejournal account so that it'll be appearing in the "Islamic Art" blog...

Contemporary architecture in the Islamic world is usually a neglected topic... Besides many might think that "Islamic architecture" has no relationship to today's architecture... Contemporary architecture in Tunisia (as an example of the Islamic wrold) is the topic of two recent notes among others I'll be writing in the near future...

what is "art" Oct. 1st, 2005 @ 11:13 am
i hate how people glaze over and automatically say, "art is anything, its up to the individual" its an easy answer. thats not what art is. art has a meaning. its not "anything" it has a purpose, it has a standard, it has devices.

and when they give that answer, they really dont know or understand art.

Does anyone agree/disagree? i've discussed it many times in my head, but i think it'd be nice to have other opionions.
Other entries
» hagia sophia
i wanted (so badly) to talk about islamic architecture in my own words, but personal issues prevent me from having the luxury of time.

hagia sophia is one of my favorite works of architecture. its absolutely beautiful. i love the dome. its amazing how something like this was created back then. all the little details and at such a scale. altho it wasnt originally islamic, (it was christian) islamic elements were brought in and adapted. its a beautiful example of old-new design that helps mirror both faiths.

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has various different artists. i didnt go thru it completely or indepth, but its still nice to know of... :) i like the islamic prints the most tho.
» Nisar Ahmed Mian
Some more calligraphy love... I'm not sure if posts of just artwork can be posted.. but these are just so lovely! Plus I never heard of this artist before and his work is pretty neat, masha'Allah, so he deservees recognition. I like these in particular b/c it puts together three of my favorite things when it comes to art: oil painting, bright colors, and calligraphy! Well, not all of them are oils though =p

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Those were some of my favourites- you can look at the rest of them at the artist's online gallery :]

» Calligraphy art
Something I've always been intrigued by is the art of calligraphy. Haji Noor Deen Mi Guangjiiang is probably one of the most skillful in that area today (in my opinion). I was lucky enough to attend an MSA eastzone conference where he was giving something of a demonstration and subhanAllah, it was just sooo amazing. He even had volunteers come up and made everything look so easy, lol, but of course his work was way better ;P His style is really unique in that he mixes the skillz required to write Chinese (where the script is written from top to bottom) and Arabic (where the script is done from right to left) into his calligraphy- so you can imagine! You can check out his website for some of his work.

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You can check out the rest here, awesome work, mashaAllah =)
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