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Vatican sponsors art exhibit featuring the Prophet Muhammad

Oct 14, 2011

For the first time, the Vatican is hosting an exhibit on Islamic calligraphy.  The art form focuses on Prophet Muhammad, from his physical features to his "generosity, intelligence and wisdom."
 
The art form was born in the 17th century, during the Ottoman empire, and has been reborn as contemporary Turkish artists reinterpret the original work.

 

 

  
The idea behind the show is to bring Muslim and Christian cultures closer.  The exhibit includes a rosary and 30 paintings to reflect the connection.
 
The exhibit is currently shown in Rome, but organizers hope to showcase it in several European countries.

 

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