Friday, June 5, 2009

Chaptette 13: Random Patterns -- The Museum of Islamic Art

A thousand times a thousand words is insufficient.


  1. Thank you for sharing these beautiful examples from the museum. Their calligraphy alone is like a beautiful painting especially when one cannot read it....Have you read translations of their poets?

  2. Alas, no. But I have read that "representational" art is fairly rare in the Islamic world -- especially representational *religious* art -- so creative brilliance was lavished on the word of the Koran itself.