“The Concept of Beauty from Plotinus to St. Augustine and Ghazzali, and Art of Abstraction in Medieval Eastern Mediterranean”

Peker, Ali Uzay
This paper is going to venture the established notion of “Islamic aesthetics” understood as a non-historical and distinct cultural entity. Scholars of Islamic aesthetics occasionallyrefer to Greek art theory as a precursor but there has been no stimulating attempt todemonstrate the continuity from ancient to medieval art theory in eastern Mediterranean.