the Jewish architect Friedrich  Arndt-Kürnberg, converted into Islam and better known as the eccentric “seer”  Omar al-Raschid Bey, was one of the most colorful figures, a patriarch with a  big gray beard walking around in the artists’ quarters of Schwabing dressed in a  Bedouin top with a yellow and green belt, a red fez, and high leather boots

the Jewish architect Friedrich Arndt-Kürnberg, converted into Islam and better known as the eccentric “seer” Omar al-Raschid Bey, was one of the most colorful figures, a patriarch with a big gray beard walking around in the artists’ quarters of Schwabing dressed in a Bedouin top with a yellow and green belt, a red fez, and high leather boots

Kazimieras Stabrauskas. Peacock

Kazimieras Stabrauskas. Peacock

Kazimieras Stabrauskas. Sunset

Kazimieras Stabrauskas. Sunset

In “Cosmos and Community in Early Medieval Art,” assistant professor of the history of art and visual studies at Cornell University, Benjamin Anderson, presents the first comparative study of cosmological art between 700 and 1000 A.D. and details what distinguished such imagery in each of three cultural spheres – the Frankish empire of Western Europe, the Byzantine empire and the Islamic empire in the Middle East.

In “Cosmos and Community in Early Medieval Art,” assistant professor of the history of art and visual studies at Cornell University, Benjamin Anderson, presents the first comparative study of cosmological art between 700 and 1000 A.D. and details what distinguished such imagery in each of three cultural spheres – the Frankish empire of Western Europe, the Byzantine empire and the Islamic empire in the Middle East.


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