Explore a shared thread in the language of arabesque across different cultures and artistic expressions on the Silk Road. Learn about decorative design from mural paintings in Dunhuang to tile motifs in Samarkand/Uzbekistan, moving on to studying the curved designs of a Persian dome, culminating with an Ottoman textile pattern.
You will consider the stylistic connections between all pieces and gain an appreciation of the effect that material has on design. Over eight Thursday evenings, you will learn to construct and recreate these four designs on paper.
This course is part of the Bagri Foundation Open Programme at The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts which aims to develop Asian arts courses at The School.