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  • The Süleymaniye Mosque in Istanbul and its dialogue with Hagia Sophia, a look to its domes

    By: Haidar Ali Tipu Zinan Zapata Ochoa / Dec 29, 2021/ Dome Hagia Sophia Islamic art history / 0

    Historic context

      It is no secret to anyone that Santa Sofia (Hagia Sophia) is one of the most important constructions in the world due to the historical relevance it had in the development of both the ancient city of Constantinople and the Byzantine Empire; being the largest basilica in the world during the first millennium after the birth of Christ. In this way, when the Ottoman Empire took possession of the entire Bosphorus Strait (present-day Istanbul), it began a meteoric economic and military progress that allowed it to develop art and...
  • “Police women academy”, an attempt to not let drop the image.

    By: Haidar Ali Tipu Zinan Zapata Ochoa / Dec 29, 2021/ contemporary historiography Image Iranian Arts / 0

    “Police women academy” is a stunning series of photos taken by Iranian photographer Abbas Kowsari in 2006, featuring the first squad of police women in Iran's history during their graduation ceremony. These are images that, although real, border on the world of fantasy and fiction and immerse us in capturing a performance in every sense of the word. However, of all the photographs taken by Kowsari during the ceremony, there is one that stands out above the others for its veil of mystery and charm, and because, precisely, it manages...
  • The delay of modern art in Islamic countries

    By: Haidar Ali Tipu Zinan Zapata Ochoa / Dec 29, 2021/ Islamic art Islamic art history Modern art / 0

    Speak of "Islamic art" is to refer, without doubt, to a generalist and imprecise expression. However, and although the way in which this art was developed was very diverse according to each country and its respective historical process, it is also an expression that, at times, speaks of a kind of almost ethereal unanimity that is easier to perceive than to explain. In this article I start from the premise that, although “Islamic art” is extremely diverse, it can also be studied as a unified body since its historical roots...
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