About the Platform
Hear It From Me
What is it that fuels you? For me, it’s arts and architecture of the Islamicate World, especially the artistic heritage starting with the advent of the Mongol rulership. Even though I am more grounded in my studies of philosophy and theology; studying art-history alongside with philology, literature and historiography have been my continuous interests. Hence, I have decided to create this platform of knowledge in order to write about my findings and studies on art-history (while continuing to write my Phd dissertation on philosophy) and share my thoughts with fellow academics, researchers, and art enthusiasts out there.
The platform functions as an academic companion to the instagram page, which mostly provides preliminary information with images on the arts of the Islamicate world based on a particular theme. For some of the posts, I include in this platform a more elaborate discussion on the section of the Research Articles. Other than that there will be blog posts on synopsis of some works of art, even on certain publications recently. That being said, I have also included a section in the home page for the newly published monographs in the field of Islamic arts. Now, for the other two parts of the platform, the Collections include high-resolution images of Islamic arts gathered under either a particular theme or relevant context, which I have pinned down throughout my studies. This section is also accompanied with music of the east from the various artists presented for the enjoyment of our readers while browsing the collection. As for the Bibliographic Guide, it will include details of bibliographic entries majorly all aspects of Islamicate intellectuality pertaining to the study of Islamic art-history. Arts of the Islamicate World is truly my own little passion project, gaining more and more traction each day. I hope you enjoy browsing my site and all of the unique content I have to offer. Take a look around; perhaps you’ll discover what fuels you as well. Read on and enjoy!
Rafael Attila Tağıyev
PS: if I could take one thing with me to a deserted island, it would be the Young Portuguese Man with a Dog by Riża ʿAbbasī, although the Detroit Institute of Arts might have a bone to pick with me!