Exhibition “Nur: Light in Art and Science from the Islamic World”

The Focus-Abengoa Foundation Opens the Exhibition “Nur: Light in Art and Science from the Islamic World” at the Hospital de los Venerables in Seville, Spain | ArtsIslamica
Four pages, displayed together for the first time, from the “Blue Koran” of 9th-10th century Tunisia, the only existing Koran manuscript on blue parchment

The Focus-Abengoa Foundation today [25 October, 2013] presented the most important travelling exhibition of Islamic art and culture, Nur: Light in Art and Science from the Islamic World, spanning more than ten centuries and including ancient artworks and objects from throughout the Islamic world. The exhibition will be on display in Seville from October before travelling to the Dallas Museum of Art (USA) in Spring 2014. Featuring 150 objects from public and private collections in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and the United States, Nur: Light in Art and Science from the Islamic World explores the use and meaning of light in Islamic art and science, and demonstrates how light is a unifying motif in Islamic civilizations worldwide.

via ArtsIslamica.

Related: Aga Khan Museum’s Spirit & Life Exhibition

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