|DAY 262||PHILOSOPHY OF ART|
UNVEILING GOD’S PERFECTION
“God is beautiful and loves beauty.” —Muhammad
Islamic art attempts to reflect spiritual experience by revealing an object’s inherent, God-given perfection. Instead of simply imitating the appearance of nature or humanity, artists from the Islamic tradition strive to disclose inner beauty through the outward appearance of a particular work. Philosophically, this endeavor is rooted in the belief that everything in our world emanates from the perfection of Allah. The underlying ...