Unfamiliar and Beautiful

Safavid Dynasty, Woman with a Spray of Flowers, circa 1575 AD
Woman with a Spray of Flowers, Iran, 1575
Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian

Islamic Art has meanings and nuances that I (a non-Arabic speaker and non-Muslim) completely miss, but I can appreciate the beauty, the passion and the sheer talent of the artists. If you’re looking for an introduction to the field, check out the Museum of Islamic Art.

***I’m visiting Christine Bell today (thanks, Christine, for inviting me!) and answering questions. Lovely questions that made me stop, think and laugh. Join us!