British Museum to host special exhibition, “Inspired by the East: How the Islamic World Influenced Western Art”

Will this exhibit explain how the Islamic influence on Western art was severely limited by the fact that Sharia forbids representation of the human form? Will the British Museum host an exhibition on how Western art influenced the Islamic world, a topic about which there is a great deal that could be said, ranging from the cultural appropriation of Byzantine church architecture to the stylistic similarities of Shi’ite iconography to Western art? The answer to both questions is “of course not.” This is just another example of the British intelligentsia’s ongoing efforts to compel Britons to be ashamed of their own culture and heritage, and to think of Islamic culture as antecedent and superior to their own. It’s just more of Britain’s ongoing cultural suicide.

“British Museum Unveils New Exhibition Depicting Islamic World’s Influence on West,” Media Line,

The British Museum has announced a special exhibition, opening in October 2019, that will explore how western artists have been inspired by the Islamic world. Inspired by the East: How the Islamic World Influenced Western Art…is a collaboraton with the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia (IAMM).

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