The Rise Of Islamo-Erotica

(Image: “God Is Great” by Makan Emadi) Betwa Shermer has a really interesting piece about Muslim artists in America who incorporate nudes into their art. ¬†Defenses of nudity in art as permissible by Islamic standards: The Lebanese-born artist, who now lives in New York, insists that the taboo stems from a conservative society and not [Read More...]

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Depicting Mohammed (Watching Insubordinate Women Tortured In Hell)

(For “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day” I’m moving this post back to the front page.) This is a fascinating link to plenty of Islamic artistic renderings of Mohammed from before prohibitions were created. ¬†From the site: In 1999, Islamic art expert Wijdan Ali wrote a scholarly overview of the Muslim tradition of depicting Mohammed, which can [Read More...]

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Georgia O’Keefe’s Blue Flower (1918)

See more early Georgia O’Keefe paintings from the new Whitney exhibit and read the New York Times review of it. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

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