Analysis of the Umayyad culture and the appearance of an innovative artistic language, seen through the diversity of the works represented.
[The Umayyads. The birth of Islamic Art. Jordan] An analysis of the Umayyad culture, the appearance of an innovative artistic language, seen through the diversity of the works represented: the subtle blend of Armenian, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and Persian influences produces a new architecture and a new type of decoration, forming the basis for the development of Islamic art.
From discussion of the creative activities of the government in the building of great mosques, to in-depth analysis of iconoclasm and the deliberate mutilation of the representations of living beings, to the cities of the south, important centers of trade, the itinerary in Jordan offers an interesting glimpse of the Umayyad dynasty (661-750 AD) that, following the breakdown of the borders between Persia and Mesopotamia, on one side, and the Mediterranean world, on the other, could combine the resources of different civilizations.