December 3rd 2013 - JOIN US FOR A FILM VIEWING and DISCUSSION
This event takes place at the Hartford Public Library, 500 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103 and is part of the "Muslim Journeys" series
Admission is Free
For more information call 860-695-6334
The documentary film, Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World is a ninety-minute film that takes audiences on an epic journey across nine countries and over 1,400 years of history. It explores themes such as the Word, Space, Ornament, Color and Water and presents the stories behind many great masterworks of Islamic Art and Architecture.
The film 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.
Like all art, Islamic art carries with it the fundamental values and perspectives of the artists who created it as well as those who commissioned and paid for it. It incorporates the basic themes of transcendent beauty common to all creative endeavors.
Hope to see you there!