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演講公告

GEOMETRY & ISLAMIC ART



SPEAKER: DR MIROSLAW MAJEWSKI, NYIT

PLACE: CHUNG HUA UNIVERSITY

DAY: TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2012

ABSTRACT


Islamic art is considered as the biggest phenomenon in the history of art. Stunning examples of

Islamic art can be found in all countries from Samarkand in the east, through Turkey, Iran, Iraq,

Syria and all Arab countries, as far as to Spain in the west. It is interesting that despite of

significant national and culture differences in this vast region, as well as completely different

techniques used to create it, an Islamic artwork can be easily identified as Islamic. It is

interesting also that sometimes the same motive, e.g. a star or a rosette, used in the western art

will not make an impression of Islamic creation at all.

 

In this lecture I will examine a number of classical examples of Islamic art and I will show how

these examples can be created using sometimes simple and sometimes very complex geometric

constructions. I will examine the role of geometry in origins of Islamic art and Islamic society.

 

I will discuss a number of classical Islamic ornaments from Ottoman and Egyptian mosques.

However, I will also examine briefly geometry of very modern Islamic designs.

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