Arabesque

DEFINITION

Linear decoration, it has interlaced lines often with botanic or fruit motifs. It was popular among the ancient Greeks and Romans. Source: Ralph Mayer, "A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques"<br><br>A complicated, intertwined, flowing design of stylized floral and plant motifs loosely based on Arabian decoration.(pr. A-r&#601;-besk)Examples: Safavid Persia, Corcoran Throne Rug, fragment of a carpet, Shah Abbassi design, 119 x 106 cm, Corcoran Gallery Washington, DC. See textile.

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