Islamic motifs are mainly geometric and mathematical. In Arabic countries a distinctive decorative style called zillij uses purpose-made ceramic shapes that are further worked by hand to allow them to fit together perfectly to cover a surface.
The practice of zillij dates back to the 11th century. The lines of Moroccan geometry are straight as opposed to the curved lines used in Middle Eastern art traditions.
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ribeiroantonio (22637) 2009-11-04 23:29
The symmetry is striking and the graphism excellent. I also like the B&W conversion. Well done.
Cretense (68695) 2009-11-05 2:57
Fantastic capture of this impressive architectonic detail, a true piece of art, very representative of the great Muslim tradition! Perfect tight framing and composition, great light management, excellent graphism, which is enhanced by the b&w conversion! Congratulations!
sevy (15367) 2009-11-06 1:43
A typical shot and subject for B&W with a good contrast underlining the graphism of the star.
A well appropriated centered composition.
diomed (13926) 2009-11-06 1:56
perfect POV, amazing B&W, wonderfull graphic impact of this achitectonic detail. TFS
bukitgolfb301 (37732) 2009-11-07 1:03
Hello my dear Wanda
What is another unique shot!
This is related to islamic motif, I see, unique one.
The B&W is quite effective in this case. Congratulation on your masterpiece!
Thanks for sharing and best regards,
Have a nice Saturday !
brandstaetter (15915) 2009-11-10 8:54
yes, I think this theme needs symmetry. Wonderful artwork.
Bye, compliments, Chris
beatmen (512) 2010-05-20 11:07
HI Wanda, It looks like pietra dura technique I have seen in India. Taj Mahal etc. But mostly flowered...and stone. This photo looks great black & white! regards, Beata
- Copyright: Wanda van den Hogen (Wanda1) (15000)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2008-08-00
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K1000, Pentax 50mm f/1.7, Ilford HP5 Plus 400
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): My Black & White [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-11-04 9:48