Sunday, April 3, 2011

Arabesque (European art) vs. Arabesque (Islamic art)

Roof of the tomb of Persian poet Hafez at Shir...
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Arabesque (European art) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

"The Arabesque used as a term in European art, including the Byzantine, is a decorative motif comprising a flowing and voluted formalistic acanthus composition. Few terms in the vocabulary of art have been written about, even in academic literature, with such confusion and partial, if not total, misunderstanding, than this form. What adds to the confusion is the fact that the term has a totally different and unrelated meaning when used as a term in Islamic art (see Arabesque (Islamic art),"

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