Thursday, September 21, 2006

Islamic art: the Arabesque is a vine-like or geometric design pattern

Originally uploaded by marilink.
Arabesque literally means "Done the way the Arabs do."

In design, the Arabesque may be vine-like or geometric, or both. Is the tiled wall in the illustration one or the other? Or both?

Arabesque also occurs in dance when a performer makes a T shape, one arm stretched out and one leg stretched straight and parallel to the ground. The French thought, "this is the way Arabs dance."

Would you like to make a booklet of images of Arabesques and write explanations of them based on your reading? If so, please see me.

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