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Choose a work of Islamic art in one of the collections discussed in the article. Your work must be created before the year 1800 by an artist(s) working in a Muslim society.
Write an essay in response to the following prompt:
First, to prepare for your analysis, make a list of the ways in which Blair and Bloom define “Islamic art” in the article. Then, choose a work of Islamic art from one of the museum collections they discuss. Study it carefully. In your opinion, how does your work represent “Islamic Art”? Discuss the ways in which the visual and formal elements of the work express beliefs, traditions, or values important to Islam or Muslim cultures, people(s), societies, or individuals.
Do not use any sources other than the Blair and Bloom article and your museum website. Your essay must be original and express your own ideas and analysis. You may Include two brief quotes (1 sentence each) from the article or website, but nothing more.