An insight into traditional Islamic visual Art through the eyes of Andalusia’s Muslim heritage
After an introduction into the concepts and abstract forms of expression developed in the traditional Islamic visual arts, we will reach out towards the theories behind Contemporary Art. The Andalusian artist Hashim Cabrera will teach this course in the idyllic surroundings of Dar as Salam in Córdoba, Spain.
Three days of seminars, debates and artistic workshops were you’ll be able to absorb the artist’s magnificent reflections, product of his artistic career and lifelong vital analysis and researchings.
A tour through the Andalusian legacy of Cordoba is included visiting the historical city of Medinat az-Zahra and the great Mosque of Cordoba.
This course will address the following subjects and complete them with workshops involving diverse techniques such as drawing, painting, collages and geometric compositions with wooden modules, amongst others.
- The Islamic attitude towards Visual Arts; Idolatry and iconoclasm; Structural Duality and Hispanic-Muslim Art.
We must understand the abstract nature of Islamic art as a coherent consequence of an attitude.
- Tauriq. Abstract naturalism.
The Hom, the Syriac tree of life, is the best visual expression of the Islamic concept of creation.
- Tastir. Shapes and remembrance.
Returning to reality through the qualities of dhikr. Shapes as a way of remembrance.