Learn about the history of Islamic Art

Jan 17 2017 - Image of a piece of Islamic art used by Art Experts Plus to promote their latest course. Courtesy Art Experts Plus
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Take a crash course in Islamic art with Art Experts Plus this weekend. It is a two-session course designed as a very brief introduction to the main aspects of historical Islamic art led by Dr Ulrike Khamis. The first session on Friday at Andakulova Gallery, will introduce students to the definition of Islamic Art before providing a brief overview of its development with regards to art and architecture. The second session, held within the art galleries at the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization, will focus on a close-up discussion of key objects and artifacts with a view to examining the main principles of Islamic art. A particular focus will be placed on the importance of calligraphy and its crucial link to the Holy Quran, geometric decoration, the significance of floral motifs and the issue of animal and human figures.

The course costs $370 and takes place on Friday and Saturday 20-21 January. Transportation from Dubai to Sharjah for the second day will be provided with no extra cost.

This is a great chance to learn about one of the key components of the history of art from a certified expert.