Mihrab (Prayer Niche), Iran (Isfahan), A.H. 755/ A.D. 1354–55, Mosaic of polychrome-glazed cut tiles on stonepaste body, Metropolitan Museum of Art: Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 39.20, Currently on view.
A collection of photographs pulled together by Decoritem shows the rich history of mosque wall art designs. The shapes, colors, and patterns that are embedded into the architecture present beautiful spaces, both on the exterior and interior. In a conversation recorded by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, curators explain that there is a religious significance to everything from the orientation of the structure to the objects that it contains. "Mosque decoration almost never…
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[Nature morte au bougeoir (The Candlestick), Edouard Vuillard, circa 1900. Oil on millboard. National Galleries Scotland. Larger view here.] This post is a sort of test run for a new blog I might start next year. The idea is to scout textiles based on the richly patterned fabrics, rugs, and wall coverings seen in Vuillard's work. Sometimes I might do deep dive research into a particular painting and attempt to find doppelgänger textiles. But I'd also likely share picks just loosely related…
Blue Mosque in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan « Islamic Arts and Architecture
The Blue Mosque, in Mazar-e-Sharif, has tiles that look like they are painted with flowers, but the floral patterns are actually made from tiles cut into different shapes and plastered together.
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Muqarnas decoration, Unknown, Turkey, Bursa, 15th century, Ceramics, Earthenware, cuerda seca technique, Specifically associated with Islamic architecture, the muqarnas is a three-dimensional decorative element that resembles a honeycomb or stalactite.
Sold Price: A MONUMENTAL CALLIGRAPHIC TILE, CENTRAL ASIA OR PERSIA, 14TH CENTURY | - October 3, 0118 10:30 AM BST
the stonepaste body with tall moulded calligraphic inscription between foliate stems under a protruding band with smaller line of Kufic calligraphy, painted in white with black outlines and turquoise band on a cobalt blue ground under a transparent glaze, set onto custom metal mount