Islamic Art : Analysis & Appreciation


07-02-2019 09:00


12-02-2019 05:00


The aim is to acquire a solid working knowledge of the background culture of the Islamic world and the main artistic genres that were produced there across 14 centuries.
This will greatly enrich our understanding of the world we live in and its often glorious, tolerant and open-minded past. It is intended that the attendants will develop their own individual mental skills in appreciating the artistic factors behind great works of Islamic art and discerning the social, historical or cultural elements that influence the valuation of artworks. For those who intend to work in the art market (and related fields) or build up their own collections, it is hoped that the training and didactic methodology of the course will allow them to recognize, appreciate and materially or financially evaluate any objects they may encounter later on in their careers.


The classroom lectures in ESA for the first day and half of the second day will be conducted informally relying on MS PowerPoint presentations that will showcase a rich variety of artworks, maps, and notes that will assist the participants in learning about the history and material culture of the Middle East, Central Asia, North Africa and Al Andalus. Sufficient time will be left at the end of each lecture of Q&A.
The gallery visit will allow participants to enjoy and benefit from a hands-on session with valuable objects of Islamic Art. They will get a real impression of the tactile feel pf such objects up close and thereby enrich their slate of knowledge by complementing the academic lecturing they had attended earlier.




Regular rate: USD 700 (Excluding VAT)
Alumni rate: USD 600 (Excluding VAT)
Early bird rate: USD 500 (Excluding VAT)

Early bird price available until 7 January 2019


For more information, kindly contact ESA Executive Education : 00 961 1 373 373 ext. 1141