When you think of Islam as a religion, you rarely think of the cultural and art contributions. But this documentary explores exactly that.
Taking look at the Islam’s rich and significant contribution to western art and culture, the presenter of the documentary sets out on an epic journey of discovery across the Muslim world.
The documentary reveals an awe-inspiring architecture, spectacular Islamic treasures and many artists and craftsmen.
Islamic art is often characterized by recurrent motifs, such as the use of geometrical floral or vegetal designs in a repetition known as the arabesque. The arabesque in Islamic art is often used to symbolize the transcendent, indivisible and infinite nature of God.
Islamic Art directly reflects its cultural values but also shows the unique Muslim view of life and all spiritual things. For Muslims, God is the center. Therefore Islamic art developed a unique character of geometric, arabesque, floral, and calligraphic patterns which reflect on their aspects of balance.