Islamic Art History Essay by Master Researcher

Islamic Art History
A study the influence of Roman Frescos on Islamic Art History.
# 88073 | 1,575 words | 5 sources | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in Art (History) , Art (Other Mediums)

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In this paper, the comparison and contrasting artistic designs involved in both Roman and Umayyad fresco paintings are analyzed. It explains that the earlier Roman designs played a great part in influencing the Islamic peoples to use figural drawing and various decorative natural or organic themes. Much of this is seen within the context of the examples used in the paper, which conveys a large-scale influence of Roman Villa-styled fresco application and artistic design on various Umayyad palaces.

From the Paper:

"This art study will examine how the Roman Fresco had influenced the Umayyad perspective on murals and fresco work in their mosaic design and symbolic meanings within these works. By providing examples from the various Umayyad frescoes that now exist in various levels of decay, one can realize how Roman frescoes had a major impact on how these latter works of art were achieved. In essence, this paper is to describe the influences that Roman frescos/wall painting had on Islamic fresco/ mosaic & wall-paintings in art history. The Umayyad choice of Syria as their power base had enormous effects on later Islamic art, as craftsmen from all over gathered together to learn compete and work on Islamic projects. The Umayyad art design was enhanced by the ideas and traditions of imperial Rome, incorporating ..."

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