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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 262 PHILOSOPHY OF ART

Art and Islam

UNVEILING GOD’S PERFECTION

“God is beautiful and loves beauty.” —Muhammad

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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 ...

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