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Islamic Art Can Also Be Contemporary Art

Art that was produced after the Second World War is called Contemporary art. Most museums and galleries have collections of contemporary art exhibited. Similarly, Islamic Art is also considered contemporary if it was produced after World War II. Contemporary Islamic Artwork includes calligraphy, paintings, prints & photography, glass work, sculptures, ceramics and furnishings. The key feature that distinguishes it from various other categories is the utilization of the Arabic script and geometric designs.

Art lovers regardless of religion, culture or creed all view Islamic contemporary artwork with respect for the intricate designing by the artists. Various Non Muslim countries are also putting work by Islamic artists on display as it depicts the rich and vivacious traditions of Islam. This form not only represents the religion Islam, instead, when added to other forms of art, it enhances them as well. The calligraphy is employed by many western artists also, as it perks up the concept that is being depicted in the artwork.

A large collection of Islamic contemporary Artwork is on display at the British Museum in London. It represents over 80 Islamic artists from all over the world. These artists come from countries ranging from Iraq to Algeria and Turkey to Malaysia. The British Museum is primarily centered towards fascinating pieces based on different variations of the Arabic script. They have been collecting pieces since the early 1980's and today have a huge collection available for their patrons.

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