Masterpieces of Islamic Art
Date, Time and Venue:
Wednesday, 29 July 2015 – 8:00 pm (2.5 hours)
33 A, al-Meqias Street, Roda, Manial. 4th floor, apt. 9.
There came a time when Islam ruled territories that extended from western China, India, Central Asia and Iran, and all the way to present-say Spain and Portugal. Characterized by an exceptional ability to absorb and assimilate different cultures and art styles, Islamic Art eventually became an umbrella term used to label a profusion of styles that ranged from the Mughal Art to Andalusi Art: Umayyad mosaics, Fatimid lusterware, Mamluk inlaid metalwork, Merinid and Nasrid zellige, Persian miniatures, Ottoman tiles…to the end of the long, impressive list.
This course starts with Pre-Islamic Art in the Arabian Peninsula and around, as well as other art styles that helped shape the Early Islamic Art (Byzantine, Persian, Coptic, etc.). It then proceeds to explore the development of a fully-fledged body of art, with a focus on some of its most celebrated masterpieces. Architecture is not covered by this course.
EGP 300 / Person. The fees include handouts/readings that will be distributed online to the participants. They do not include hard or soft copies of the PowerPoint Presentation.
Audio and video recording are not allowed.
Deadline for reservation/cancellation:
30 June 2015 (If the course is fully booked prior to that date, I will announce it).
Please reserve only if you are 100% sure you would attend. Prepayment will be required, venue and date of payment points to be announced.
Mohammed Elrazzaz is Professor of Tools for Managing Culture at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC), Barcelona, since 2010. He holds an MA in Arts & Cultural Management from the same university, and he has a vast experience in the field as founder-moderator of Pen Temple Pilots (2002-2012). He is currently a PhD candidate (Cultural Heritage).
Who should attend:
No background whatsoever is required for this course. Anyone with a passion for art and/or history is more than welcome to attend.
Reservations & Further Inquiries: