Sun, 13 Dec 2020 - 03:05 GMT
FILE - Museum of Islamic Art
CAIRO – 13 December 2020: The Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo launched Sunday, the Eighth Annual Forum in cooperation with the Egyptian Arabesque Association entitled "Architectural and Decorative Aesthetics in Historic Cairo".
The forum will be attended by the Faculties of Tourism, Archeology, Fine and Applied Arts, and a large number of civil society organizations, in addition to the General Authority for Cultural Palaces, and the handicraft room.
This year's forum carries a call to develop a comprehensive atlas of the Egyptian capital as a historical record for generations, especially since Ancient Cairo is almost one of the few cities in the world that is considered an "open museum" in terms of decoration and aesthetics in its architecture and buildings to be unique from other cities in its aesthetics.
It combines all styles of architectural aesthetics from all eras, to reflect in its details all the cultures that have passed through its long history.
This uniqueness did not come from emptiness, but rather the result of long creativity by artists who put in their buildings the juice of their creativity and visions.
This is relayed in paintings on the walls and façades of its buildings, halls, mosques, palaces, pathways, and the homes of the elite in Cairo's society at all times.