Islamic architecture
Kaleidoscopes of adoration

October 3 2016

Religious houses of worship are built for us to sense the divine.
The Islamic architectural tradition avoids the use of figurative images and therefor developed a style of geometric patterns of sheer unbelievable richness, precision and detail. Gazing up into the kaleidoscopic worlds of these Iranian mosque ceilings invokes a feeling of transcendental glory.

Have a look into Girih and Muqarnas if you want to learn more about the ancient art behind these otherworldly images.