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No god but God: Art of Islam

Art of Islam at Art Gallery of South Australia

Aug 24 - Oct 31

Art Gallery of South Australia

Free

This is the first comprehensive survey of Islam’s extraordinary artistic heritage, spanning a period from the medieval ‘golden age’ of Islam until the contemporary era.

The exhibition features gold illuminated manuscripts, stone and wood carving, metalwork, ceramics and textiles, produced over a vast geographical region stretching from Morocco to Indonesia.

Intricate abstract geometric and floral patterns for which Islamic art is justly celebrated as well as figurative paintings, including a rare portrait of the Prophet Muhammad riding the magical buraq steed, feature in this display.

Image
India, Portrait of the Prophet Muhammad riding the Buraq, 1820‑30, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, or Dehli, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, 17.7 x 10.9 x 6.6 cm; Gift of Barrie and Judith Heaven 2009, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide.

Details

Start:
Aug 24
End:
Oct 31
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Venue

Art Gallery of South Australia
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Phone:
(08) 8207 7000
Website:
http://www.artgallery.sa.gov.au/agsa/home