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Iconography

What is Iconography? Iconography refers to a collection of particular types of images used by artists to communicate deeper meanings in their artwork. Iconographic analysis includes reading images critically in relation to relevant social and cultural values. Iconography is often understood to be a visual language that can teach viewers more about particular cultures and …

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Islamic Art

Islamic art spans over 1400 years, beginning in the seventh century and consists of painting, calligraphy,  and decorative arts such as ceramics and metalwork. Islamic art is not specific to a geographic location, or Islamic countries, but a is fusion of Arab, Turkish and Persian cultures with global influence. Notable Islamic Artwork       …

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The Independent Group

What is the Independent Group? The Independent Group (IG) is a group of painters, sculptors, art critics, writers, and architects who met at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London. Young artists theorize and explore a challenging approach to art organizing collective exhibitions between 1952 and 1955. The art movement laid the foundation for …

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