Intellectual and Philosophical Dimensions of Islamic Art

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Dr. Nabil Amer Khudair


This study reviews the philosophical dimensions of Islamic art, its development and prosperity, and its many aesthetics, as it was a vast field to show the ingenuity of the Muslim artist, and that artistic wealth that is rich in artistic relics, especially because it contains arts in the field of calligraphy and decoration, which enriches archaeological studies through the diversity of forms of decoration. The most important of which were the vegetal, geometric and calligraphic decorations and their forms used in a new artistic style and the technical principles that he adopted in implementing them with the patterns of scripts in them and the extent of their coherence and compatibility with other decorative elements. That is why art has become the focus of all civilizations that praise man and masterpieces of art, and among this interest is Islamic art, which the Muslim artist created in the spirit of Islamic art, or all decorative forms were subject to the spirit and philosophy of Islam, and Islamic decoration expressed the faith of Islam , especially in decorating the walls, and giving them artistic and aesthetic value, in addition to the Muslim artist’s interest in the decoration of the Holy Qur’an and places of worship. The researcher used three samples in order to enrich the scientific research in a way that elevates Islamic art to aesthetic, intellectual and philosophical forms.

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