Monday, September 30, 2013

Showing of the film "Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World" on Oct 2 at 2:15pm

Please join us for the public performance of the film, Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World on Wednesday, October 2 at 2:15 (90 min)in Griffin Gate (room 60-180) This ninety-minute film takes audiences on an epic journey across nine countries and over 1,400 years of history. It explores the richness of Islamic art in objects big and small, from great ornamented palaces and the play of light in monumental mosques to the exquisite beauty of ceramics, carved boxes, paintings and metal work. It revels in the use of color and finds commonalities in a shared artistic heritage with the West and East. The film also examines the unique ways in which Islamic art turns calligraphy and the written word into masterpieces and develops water into an expressive, useful art form. Like all art, Islamic art carries with it the fundamental values and perspectives of the artists who created it as well as those who commissioned and paid for it. It incorporates the basic themes of transcendent beauty common to all creative endeavors. The film reveals the variety and diversity of Islamic art, offering a window into Islamic culture and a variety of perspectives on enduring themes that have propelled human history and fueled the rise of world civilization over the centuries. This film is the second of three films being shown as part of the Bridging Cultures: Muslim Journeys Bookshelf grant. Please contact Nadra Farina-Hess at 644-7283 with questions.

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