Explore the richness of Islamic art in objects big and small, from great ornamented palaces and the play of light in monumental mosques, to the exquisite beauty of ceramics, carved boxes, paintings, and metal work. Revel in the use of color and finds commonalities in a shared artistic heritage with the West and Far East. Examine what makes Islamic art unique by turning calligraphy and the word into masterpieces, and developing water into an art form.
Islamic Art carries with it, like all art, the fundamental values and perspectives of the artists who created it, as well as those who commissioned and paid for it. It incorporates the basic themes of transcendent beauty, common to all creative endeavors.
Narrated by Academy Award winning actress Susan Sarandon, this dazzling documentary reveals the variety and diversity of Islamic art. It provides a window into Islamic culture, and brings broad insights to the enduing themes that have propelled the great march of human history and have fueled the rise of world civilization.