Idolatry and iconoclasm; Structural Duality and Hispanic-Muslim Art
The reason behind Islamic art’s abstract nature lies in how Muslims, or Unitarians, perceive reality. There is a clear awareness in Islam that any representation done via imagery is deceptive and creates misconceptions, that it does not aid man in his comprehension of reality. However, there are no specific prohibitions regarding naturalism in art as a general concept. We must therefore understand this abstract nature of Islamic art as a coherent consequence of an attitude rather than the result of a prohibition.