Paintings Medieval Islamic Era

Islamic History Illustrated - the Golden Age - mainly daily life in the golden era -- Oil on canvas & Water color. (Selections Muslim Villa). www.muslimvilla.smfforfree.com -- Please Note :: There are some false/vulgar depictions of the Muslim culture in various paintings by European & American artists mixing up the vastly different eastern cultures from Morocco to China in their works. Some indulged in propaganda. All Such works are excluded here. Artist Adam Styka is most outrageous.
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Street Merchant in Istanbul, 1883 by Hippolyte Berteaux

christiancross ::: Street Merchant in Istanbul, 1883 by Hippolyte Berteaux

Recitation of the Noble Quran after prayer in medieval Tangier.  Art Jean Lecomte.

La Priere Du Soir A Tanger (Jean-Jules-Antoine Lecomte du Nouÿ - )

Algeria 19th century.  Gorgeous medieval courtyard home - where rippling fountains, peacocks & plantains were the traditional breathtaking natural decor - shows two girls enjoy their playtime.  Courtyard homes in middle ages were emblems of family unity in Muslim society.  Courtyard residences served as spacious family & extended family homes for 3, 4 or 5 generations at a stretch.   Some still exist in Syria and Iraq.  Many destroyed by wars, occupations.  Art Belge van Jules Van…

Algeria 19th century. Gorgeous medieval courtyard home - where rippling fountains, peacocks & plantains were the traditional breathtaking natural decor - shows two girls enjoy their playtime. Courtyard homes in middle ages were emblems of family unity in Muslim society. Courtyard residences served as spacious family & extended family homes for 3, 4 or 5 generations at a stretch. Some still exist in Syria and Iraq. Many destroyed by wars, occupations. Art Belge van Jules Van…

Excellent!  What looks like a carpet sooq in Turkey, Ottoman era.

Excellent! What looks like a carpet sooq in Turkey, Ottoman era.

The bread seller.  North Africa.

The bread seller. North Africa.

Ladies of leisure relaxing in the veranda.  These aren't rich ladies, just the middle class in Algeria mid 1800s.  Yet look at the gorgeous veranda.  Today in the West only the very wealthy could afford such spacious styles. Artist  Rudolf Ernst.

Ladies of leisure relaxing in the veranda. These aren't rich ladies, just the middle class in Algeria mid 1800s. Yet look at the gorgeous veranda. Today in the West only the very wealthy could afford such spacious styles. Artist Rudolf Ernst.

Ašikovanje.  Ottoman Balkans, middle ages.  Muslim women in Ottoman era had more power than men in courting. The lady would stand behind a latticed window & speak to the man, culture  called Ašikovanje common among  middle class. The hidden lady was advantaged. She could talk and see the man & decide if he was suitable for her as future husband.  The man was deprived of direct visual contact.  Men heard of a woman's beauty & conduct through other women who had met or seen her.

Ašikovanje. Ottoman Balkans, middle ages. Muslim women in Ottoman era had more power than men in courting. The lady would stand behind a latticed window & speak to the man, culture called Ašikovanje common among middle class. The hidden lady was advantaged. She could talk and see the man & decide if he was suitable for her as future husband. The man was deprived of direct visual contact. Men heard of a woman's beauty & conduct through other women who had met or seen her.

A boys' school in Turkey, Ottoman era.  Art Osman Hamdi Bey.

A boys' school in Turkey, Ottoman era. Art Osman Hamdi Bey.

Algeria mid 1800s.  A middle class family enjoying fruits after a family meal at home.  Artist  Rudolf Ernst.

The Meal by Rudolf Ernst Austrian Orientalist Artist 1854 - 1932

Courtyard of Al-Azhar mosque and university complex in Cairo - Ivan Bilibin

Courtyard of Al-Azhar mosque and university complex in Cairo, 1900 - Ivan Bilibin

A very busy carpet souq.   Carpet dealers often visited the homes of the nobles and elites.  But the middle-class often came to the busy souqs   The Arab world - Medieval Islamic era.  Art  Amedeo Simonetti.

A very busy carpet souq. Carpet dealers often visited the homes of the nobles and elites. But the middle-class often came to the busy souqs The Arab world - Medieval Islamic era. Art Amedeo Simonetti.

A quiet little neighborhood in Jerusalem, mid 1800s.  Artist:  Gustav Bauernfeind.

Gustav Bauernfeind Kudüs te Sokak

Gustav Bauernfeind - Straßenszene in Jerusalem

Gallery (large balcony) of a palace in medieval Algeria.   Gorgeous!    Artist not known.

Gallery (large balcony) of a palace in medieval Algeria. Gorgeous! Artist not known.

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