Figural Representation in Islamic Art

  • through August 6, 2023
  • Allen Memorial Art Museum
Figural Representation in Islamic Art showcases different types of representation in Islamic art works by contemporary artists Shirin Neshat and Burhan Doğançay. Mosque decoration is often without human figures and includes vegetal, stylized or geometric designs. On the other hand, book illustrations typically depict people, and rulers frequently commissioned their own portraits. This exhibition showcases different types of figural representation in Islamic art, along with works of contemporary artists who encourage us to think: What is in a face?
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