I can’t think of a subject I know less about than art of the Islamic world in the 16th through 18th centuries, but check it out – this short, well-produced video is MESMERIZING:
Look at all the baubles for The Man With The Golden Gun. Bling bling! It’s as if Faberge made guns instead of eggs…
Of course, most of the exhibit is beyond my ken, but look what these people are saying:
‘Pearls on a String’ provides a glimpse of Islamic arts by Janos Gereben SF Performing Arts Examiner
Poets, Patrons and Artists at the Islamic Courts posted By Emily Wilson
Art: Pearls of the Orient by Jonathan Curiel
Now you’re up-to-speed.
Curator Qamar Adamjee introducing the exhibit with AAA Director Jay Xu:
And here’s the geography:
I’ll post some photos next week. In the meantime, see you there!
Pearls On a String: Artists, Patrons, and Poets at the Great Islamic Courts
Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin, 10AM – 5PM Daily, Closed Mondays, Open Late on Thursdays