Art from around the world has various styles and looks. During the Middle Ages, Muslims from North Africa conquered much of Spain. They developed a very different architecture style from the Gothic style.
One of the main features of Islamic architecture is the minaret. Most mosques─Islamic houses of worship─have four minarets. These are tall towers found at each of the four corners of a mosque. Many Islamic buildings have domes, too. A dome is a rounded roof or a ceiling on a building. The Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, Israel, and the Taj Mahal in Agra, India, are two beautiful examples of Islamic architecture.
In Africa, artists made both statues and masks. A long time ago, many African people did not write down their histories. They remembered things from the past by singing songs, dancing, and making works of art. To remember their ancestors, they carved sculptures and made many masks. The sculptures were typically made of terra cotta or brass. They depicted people and animals. The masks showed various faces. African people wore them when they performed mask dances.