Some paintings

Not much about writing in this one.

Here’s a link to some paintings the fundamentalists would also deny. The school of Bizhad,based in the city of Herat in what is now Afghanistan.Islamic culture from the Middle Ages at it’s finest.A culture open to influence, as seen clearly in the details of these paintings:clouds, rocks & other motifs from China,colour & space from Northern India & pre-Islamic Persia, patterns from the Central Asian cities founded in the wake of Alexander , & narratives from all over the place, even Christian Europe.

And don’t worry, the West has it’s own long history of such denials.



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