“In the name of God, the Most Merciful, the Compassionate”, this is the sentence written in Arabic at the opening of this column. It is constantly repeated in the daily life of the faithful Muslim before beginning any activities to guide and remember that our actions must be directed to…

This week’s theme will address figurative art from the perspective of Islam and how it is seen in comparison to other arts considered sacred. Miniature painting, in its many styles and schools, is abundantly found in the Islamic world and is present in several literary productions of a sacred or…

The text of this edition proposes a trip to the Middle East and an introduction to the fundamentals of Islamic art. I rectify, as usual, that there is no intention of proselytism, only in presenting part of the dogmatic argument that supports the Muslim visual creative manifestation. …

This week’s text will work on the idea of ​​Tradition in the Sacred Arts. Examples will be brought and compared so that the reader understands the essential premises that make an art “traditional” and I emphasize that there is no judgment of any value in relation to the samples, they…

Geometry and its dimension in the sacred is the theme of today’s text. I would like to introduce the reader to one of the fundamental concepts that inspire this column, Perennial Philosophy, and how Geometry is related to its teachings.

The word “Perennial”, found in the name of this column…

This week’s text is about Christian Iconography and its theological argument. I want to rectify to the reader that the purpose of this column is informative and didactic and that there is no intention of religious proselytism, only the description of the argument that underlies one of the practices of…

The third text in this series is dedicated to the Gothic cathedral, its formal and dogmatic conception. I would like to bring the reader with me on a trip to Medieval Europe, the Ancient Middle East and, if all goes well, to the inside.

Concisely, the Gothic period is understood…

In this second part of the series of articles on Sacred Art, it is necessary to focus on the most important vehicle in which the arts of the Sacred are manifested, Symbolism. I alert the reader to the content of the following concepts and I suggest that you treat them…

Gabriel Chaim

Painter; MA Visual Islamic and Traditional Arts at the Prince's School of Traditional Arts; MA Painting at UAL-Wimbledon College of Arts; BA Graphic Design ESPM

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