Thursday, September 21, 2006
Islamic art: the Arabesque is a vine-like or geometric design pattern
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.