Discover Islamic Art
At the invitation of the Museum With No Frontiers, 14 countries from around the Mediterranean and the European Union have agreed to collaborate on producing a virtual museum on the Internet that explores Islamic art and material culture in the Mediterranean region.
You can access the permanent collection and browse thier collection by theme or country.
Follow in the footsteps of the Mughal Emperors of the Indian subcontinent, who ruled between 1526 and 1858 in an area that is today divided among Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kashmir, and northern India.
There are 11 gardens and sites for you to discover in this first phase of the journey, which centers on Lahore in modern Pakistan. The route you will travel is based on an intinerary these emperors would likely have taken as they moved around and through the revered “City of Gardens.” Point your mose and click on each stop to learn more. In our Shalamar section you can walk through and interact with the garden!
Filed under Art, South Asia
In the Wake of the Hurricane, Hans Hofmann 1960.
Oil on canvas, 72-1/4 x 60 in. University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley; Gift of the artist.
The wildly varied stroking and jabbing gestures on In the Wake of the Hurricane capture some of the sense of pandemonium caused by a natural disaster. The rapidity with which Hofmann applied the short strokes aptly conveys the relentless rush of rain being swept along by hurricane winds; a fairly generous use of thick white paint suggests frothing waves. Despite the frantic activity, the composition is given solidity by its organization around three not immediately obvious large rectangular areas: a mauve one at the top, a brown one at the left of center, and a yellow one at the right of center.