Came across a collection of delicate Egyptian tiles of 12-14th century. Love the colour palette! They remind me of mosques decoration in Damascus. Probably the same period of history. Source – Metropolitan museum of art, New York. 8 lovely pieces ->
Really like the glaze colour variation of this zillij panel from Alhambra! | Photos from http://patterninislamicart.com
Islamic geometry design cut out of tracing paper
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Mosaic floor from Tunisia, showing Medusa in the center. Mosaic fragment from Antakya Archeological Museum, Turkey, 3rd century A.D. Patterns of both pieces are based on the shape of the ‘scallop’ and the design was widespread in Roman and Byzantine … Continue reading
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Tile decoration of mosques always looks like a carpet for me. Painted with biomorphic design tiles symbolise Paradise. Square tile pieces, usually small, when put toghether form a patterm that remind me of rugs, or kilims. Being fasinated with the decoration … Continue reading
I made this design after a trip to Baku (Azerbaijan). There are lots of 8-fold geometry decorations around the Old town. I ment this design to be masculine, with elements of steel, wood, emerald and mother of pearl.
Came across a picture of a lovely plate made by Islamic masters of Mawarannahr in 10th century. Most likely the flowers depicted were roses because of a tiny spiral in the middle. I like roses and they remind me of English gardens. So I draw the bouquet motif in Illustrator and used my English garden colour palette. As a result I’ve got a design for, lets say a wallpaper, and a couple of border designs.
This is the first real design I made. Saying ‘real’ I mean that I used my imagination and went experimenting with different ways of filling up the space and colouring it. The basis is traditional Islamic geometry which can be found on walls of mosques and on other Islamic art objects.
My goal was to make it closer to European perception leaving the pronciples of divine proportion untouched. I feel like I made it, so far it is one of my favourite works.