19 juillet 2022

'Engaging the Senses. Arts of the Islamic World' at the National Museum of Asian Art, Smithsonian

Detail, Bowl, F1957.24. © 2022 Smithsonian Institution As our experiences become increasingly mediated by digital technologies, direct sensory perception and appreciation of the world have become all the more important. The sound of a voice, the glimpse of a painting, the taste of food, the touch of fabric, the scent of a flower—all stimulate the senses. According to classical and Arab philosophy, the five outer senses—sound, sight, taste, touch, and smell—are directly connected to the inner senses that define us as human... [Lire la suite]