East Meets West in Art

July 09, 2014

Art has the power to unite people, nations, and cultures. Historians point to centuries of instances where artistic techniques, motifs, and images have influenced masterpieces—and societies—across borders. In a video conversation with Columbian College Dean Ben Vinson, Assistant Professor of History Mika Natif reveals how elements and images from Renaissance Europe found their way into 17th century Islamic art.