Islamic art

Yesterday I went to see an exhibition on Islamic science. No, I am no a science person, but the exhibition was good enough. I became fascinated once again with their Art, included in the exhibition because of the geometry.

There was this very informative (I am being serious) video on how the parts of the pattern would fold, multiply, fold the other way, etc until an uber complex pattern resulted.

So I've gently borrowed a few images from the net (sorry no catalogue from the real exhibition available) for you to drool at the shapes, the colors and the textures.

It has been really interesting too to see how much cultural inheritance Spain has got still nowadays from all the Arabic civilization. The colorful images are from the Alhambra, the other ones I sadly cannot tell.

What did you think? 

One Response

  1. gravatar Kate says:

    I came upon your Etsy shop, and blog, by accident and wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your pen and ink drawings. I especially like the little stories you add to the descriptions.

    I hope you stick with the blogging - I've had mine for a couple of years and I love it.


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