Arabesque: Islamic Art

Arabesque-Islamic Art

Arabesque-Islamic Art

Arabesque: Islamic Art

The Arabesque is an elaborative application of either calligraphy or repeating geometric shapes that often echo the forms of plants and animals. Arabesque is an element of Islamic art usually found decorating the windows and entrances of mosques, homes and inns. The choice of geometric forms which are to be used and how they are to be formatted, is based upon the Muslim artist’s creativity and view of the world. Arabesque art is occasionally accompanied by calligraphy.

Arabesque Art often uses repeating geometric forms, which have many hidden meanings behind them. One such example is that of the simple square, with its four equilateral sides, the artist is trying to symbolize the equally important elements of nature; earth, air, fire and water.

Circular shapes illustrate the never-ending oneness of the creator.

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