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CLIP 13605

Islam, geometry and nature

Islam, geometry and nature

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Key Info
  • Islam, geometry and nature
  • Duration: 05:33
  • Rageh Omaar speaks to Islamic artists about their designs and techniques. The artistry and the aesthetics of the Islamic world derive from the longstanding rejection of the depiction of human and animal forms in religious art. Instead, traditional Muslim artists choose from a pallet of calligraphy, arabesque and geometry to decorate the pages of the Qur'an and walls of the mosque. First broadcast on 'The Hidden Art of Islam' on BBC Four in March 2012.
  • Subject:

    Religious Education



  • Keywords: TheHiddenArtofIslam, Islam, Muslim, Islamic art, calligraphy, arabesque, geometry, pattern, design, symmetry, mosque, architecture
Ideas for use in class
  • Could be used as an introduction to the ideas, beliefs and culture that surrounds Islamic art.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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