Topic: Islamic Art

The exterior of the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization (photo: sharjamuseums.ae)

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization

Vatican treasures in the Gulf

Max von Oppenheim in his tent in Djebelet el-Beda, Syria, 1929 (photo: Max Freiherr von Oppenheim-Stiftung)

The German archaeologist and explorer Max von Oppenheim

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Enchanted by the Myth of the Orient

Portrait of the Turkish painter Osman Hamdi Bey with his daughter Nazli (photo: Cretanforever)

Turkish art in Germany

A reading Arab pulls in the crowds

Tammam Azzam's "Freedom Graffiti" (photo: The Ayyam Gallery)

Syrian painter and digital artist Tammam Azzam

"I, the Syrian"

La Mezquita in the Andalusian city of Cordoba (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

La Mezquita in Cordoba

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Is Cordoba denying its Islamic heritage?

Caricatures of Lebanese politicians (including Saad Hariri, Samir Geagea, Walid Jumblatt, President Michel Sulaiman) celebrating New Year and looking ahead to an explosive 2014 (photo: Facebook Ad-Dabbour Magazine/Eliot)

The Lebanese satirical magazine "Ad-Dabbour"

Hornets' nest in Beirut

Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, one of the locations used for Biennale Jogja XII (photo: Christina Schott)

Biennale Jogja XII Equator #2

Indonesia's arts scene explores the Arab world

Still from the film "The Physician" in which the Shah (played by Oliver Martinez, right) is treated by Avicenna (played by Ben Kingsley, left) (source: UFA Cinema GmbH)

"The Physician" by Noah Gordon

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The long road from international bestseller to film

Entrance to the Mathaf Museum in Qatar (source: Qatar Museum Authority, QMA)

The Arab Museum of Modern Art in Qatar

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Can Mathaf Restore a Pan-Arab Artistic Identity?

Tunisian film-maker Nacer Khemir (photo: Christina Omlin)

Interview with Nacer Khemir

Islam as a Culture of Reconciliation

'Wonderland' by Halil Altindere (photo: © Servet Dilber)

The Istanbul Biennial

A Missed Opportunity for Art

Interview with Choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

"I Don't Mix Cultures, I Translate"

Drawing of Handala, the most famous creation by Palestinian comic-strip artist Naji al-Ali (photo: Wikipedia)

Arab Comics

From Micky Mouse to Handala

Meriam Bousselmi (photo: Globalize Cologne)

Interview with the Tunisian Theatre Director Meriam Bousselmi

Fear of Religious Fanatics

Beirut exhibition of Salah Saouli's 'The Days of the Blue Bat' project (photo: Charlotte Bank)

Salah Saouli: The Days of the Blue Bat

A Piece of the Collective Memory Mosaic

Islamic calligraphy (photo: picture-alliance/Tone Koene)

Muslim Art

The ''True'' Aesthetic of Islam

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