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Islamic Art. Basic Principles. What is Islamic Art?. Art that is influenced by Islam is found in many places in the world. The influence may be cultural, or The influence may be religious. 4 MAIN STYLES:. Geometric Calligraphic Organic/figural Medallions.
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IslamicArt Basic Principles
Art that is influenced by Islam is found in many places in the world. • The influence may be cultural, or • The influence may be religious
4 MAIN STYLES: Geometric Calligraphic Organic/figural Medallions
This marble foundation stone from Egypt is decorated in the Calligraphic style.
Organic and figural works are easily identified by their curving lines.
You will also see human and animal figures, as well as flowers and vines.
The swirling leaves and flowers on this peacock plate from Turkey almost hide the dainty blue bird in the center of the plate. Here I Am!
TheMedallion styleusually has a central image that is more important than other elements of the design.
Can you see the bird?This is an example of the organic/figural style. Look at thegraceful curves!
This science dish was designed in the calligraphic style. It says,“Science, its taste is bitter at the beginning but, at the end, sweeter than honey. Blessing.”
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