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Art Illuminated is an art dedicated podcast about traditional art and artists from the Middle East and North Africa

Art Illuminated Esra Alhamal

    • Arts
    • 5.0 ‚ÄĘ 23 Ratings

Art Illuminated is an art dedicated podcast about traditional art and artists from the Middle East and North Africa

    Japanning Fairytales with Tuesday Riddell

    Japanning Fairytales with Tuesday Riddell

    Last episode of season 4 is with Tuesday Riddell and we talked about Japanning and how she specialised in it and the nature that inspires her. 
    Images from the episode: instragram.com/artilluminated
    Tuesday's fab work: http://tuesdayriddell.com/
    More on the podcast: islamicillumination.com/podcast 

    • 41 min
    Gemstones With Geometric Patterns with Bryan Drummond

    Gemstones With Geometric Patterns with Bryan Drummond

    Bryan Drummond is a goldsmith and specialises in gem cutting creating stunning geometric patterns on a lot of the gems he works on. They are interact and dazzling. 
    Images from this episode: instagram.com/artilluminatedpod 
    Follow Bryan: https://www.instagram.com/bd_drummond/ and shop his work: https://www.drummondgems.com/shop 
    More on the podcast: islamicillumination.com/podcast

    • 56 min
    Floral Embroidery with Olga Prinku

    Floral Embroidery with Olga Prinku

    Olga Prinku is a designer, maker and creator of flowers on tulle embroidery. She invented the technique of flowers on tulle embroidery, using real organic material as her thread. Olga collaborated with brands including Swarovski and Anthropologie, and her work has been exhibited in galleries and at festivals. 
    Images from this episode on: https://www.instagram.com/artilluminatedpod/
    More on the podcast: www.islamicillumination.com/artilluminated 
    More from Olga: https://www.prinku.com/

    • 43 min
    Exploring and learning patterns with Lizzie Hobbs

    Exploring and learning patterns with Lizzie Hobbs

    Artist Lizzie Hobbs is an award winning Manchester based artist, who studied South Asian studies and Hindi and continued with her arts and other studies exploring the rich world of patterns. 
    Images from episode: www.instagram.com/artilluminatedpod 
    More from Lizzie: https://www.lizziehobbs.co.uk/
    More episodes: www.islamicillumination.com/podcast

    • 34 min
    Glass Sculptures and Recycling with Hannah Gibson

    Glass Sculptures and Recycling with Hannah Gibson

    Hannah Gibson is a glass artist and we talked about making glass sculpture from sustainable and recycled materials. Hannah is also a geologist, which informs some of her works. 
    Images from episode: instagram.com/artilluminatedpodcast 
    Connect with Hannah: https://www.hannahgibsonglass.co.uk/
    More on the podcast: www.islamicillumination.com/podcast 

    • 51 min
    Indian Miniature & Devotional Portraits with Murad K. Mumtaz

    Indian Miniature & Devotional Portraits with Murad K. Mumtaz

    Assistant Professor Murad K. Mumtaz is a Pakistani artist and researcher based in the US and currently teaching South Asian arts at the William College. Murad specialised in Indian miniature more specifically the Pahari painting style during his studies at the National College of Arts in Lahore and then he pursued a master’s of fine arts in Columbia University, where he started looking deeper into the history. We had such a great chat about all things miniature, inspiration and devotional portrait. 
    Images from this episode on www.instagram.com/artilluminatedpod
    More from Murad: www.instagram.com/muradkhanmumtaz/
    Murad's Youtube Series: https://youtu.be/6uqifLI_MfA
    Recommended Book: The Magic Doe: Qutban Suhravardi's Mirigavati https://www.amazon.co.uk/Magic-Doe-Qutban-Suhravardis-Mirigavati/dp/0199842949/

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

EmWashington ,

Love this podcast!

I have really enjoyed every episode. So many inspiring stories and I love listening while painting!

Mardiiūüēä ,

Such an informative, inspiring and fun podcast!

I‚Äôve gone back and replayed most of these episodes! Very diverse and interesting topics that you can always take some benefit from and Esra always makes it fun to listen to! ūüĆł

livingintheuktest ,

Perfect Podcast for Artists

I wish I would have known about this beautiful podcast earlier!! Loved all the episodes! So informative and perfect to listen to while I paint!