From the Dome of the Rock to the Taj Mahal, the Coronation Mantle, the Ardabil Carpet, and more... The art of the Islamic world includes everything from magnificent mosques to delicate miniatures, gigantic carpets to ceramic bowls.
It can be difficult gain perspective on your own time, but these artists manage to do just that. A room full of seeds, a picture of a picture, a billboard on Times Square, and a dead shark: what does it all mean?
Two world wars, sweeping technological change, and the undoing of traditional academic art. Can a urinal count as art? What about a canvas of pure color, or a chair placed in front of a gallery wall? These artists answered yes.