Ornamentation in Islamic Art

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Al Jazeera Documentary Film

Location: Fire Station Cinema
Date: 31 May 2018
Time: 9:30 pm
Duration: 51 minutes
Free Entry


We are pleased to invite you to the next film in the Al Jazeera Documentary’s art film series being shown at the Fire Station Cinema: Ornamentation in Islamic Art.

This film derives its name from the meaning of ornamentation or ornamental design, which is an Islamic art constituent and a fundamental element in it.

Ornamentation is an aesthetically attractive space for artistic work; where this element is significantly present in most Islamic art forms.

Seen from this perspective, the film elucidates in detail the secrets of Islamic architecture in order to illuminate the angles of originality and creativity of this art. The documentary also reveals the extensiveness and spread of this art, its production mechanisms and its aesthetic and cultural components.