March 28, 2013
“Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World”
Emma Kelly Theater
Averitt Center for the Arts
John Parcels, Georgia Southern retired professor of philosophy and religious studies, will lead a discussion of the film.
Sponsored by Zach S. Henderson Library, Averitt Center for the Arts and Statesboro Regional Library
This ninety-minute film takes audiences on an epic journey across nine countries and more than 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.
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