Hi, I haven’t done a Wordless Wednesday in forever! What do you think of the Wordless Wednesday series? Do you like them? Not? Tell me in the comments. I’m curious. 🙂 I like them because it gives me a chance to quickly introduce some cool art to you without the pressure of doing a lot of research and spending a lot of time on it.
This artwork is from the Met Museum in NYC, and I think it is just beautiful. I love the flowing lines, delicate patterns, and analogous color palette (not to self–add this one to the color and pattern elements and principles posts!).
This artwork goes along with two others at the Met Museum, and these three artworks came from “a palace and pavilion built by Shah ‘Abbas on the garden avenue of the Chahar Bagh at Isfahan” (source: Met Museum).
You don’t often see Islamic art with people in it. I took an Islamic art class in college at The University of Texas 1,000 years ago where I learned that although we don’t see art with people in religious texts and mosques, there are many artworks and books with images of people. Even though it has people, the style of it mimics the interlacing and overlapping nature patterns and color palettes that we see in mosque architecture.
Thanks for reading! Have a great tell. Tell me what you think about this artwork and the Wordless Wednesday series in the comments. 🙂