Spain hosts Islamic art exhibition

Spain is hosting the “Nur: Light in Art and Science from the Islamic World” exhibition of Islamic masterpieces and works in the Andalusian city of Seville.

Spain hosts Islamic art exhibition

World Bulletin / News Desk

The southern Spanish district of Andalusia is hosting a range of Islamic art exhibits from across the Muslim world. The “Nur: Light in Art and Science from the Islamic World” exhibition is being held in one other than the heartland of the medieval Islamic Andalusian empire, which ruled the Iberian peninsula for over eight centuries.

Over 140 pieces of art from 17 Muslim countries are being exhibited at the event, with a combination of both modern and ancient hand-crafts. Rare manuscripts and scientific inventions including equatorial sundials, astrolabes and anatomical instruments, are also among the items exhibited by the Focus-Abengoa Foundation in Seville. 

“For centuries, Spain has served as a bridge between Islamic and Western civilizations. The Focus-Abengoa Foundation’s organization of this traveling exhibition continues this tradition by allowing visitors to Seville to discover themes and see works from the Islamic world, some of which have never been exhibited before,” said one of the exhibition's organizers.

The exhibition will move on to Dallas Museum in Texas, USA after Spain. 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 30 Ekim 2013, 17:48