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Choose from 248 pictures in our Moorish collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


Architectural decoration in the Alhambra, (1898). Creator: Unknown Featured Print

Architectural decoration in the Alhambra, (1898). Creator: Unknown

Architectural decoration in the Alhambra, (1898). Moresque - Architectural Ornament - Spain is the country, where the Islamitic art found its purest and most beautiful development in the buildings of the Moorish kings, for instance, in the palace of Alhambra near Granada (13th and 14th century). Especially with the Moors, Mahomedan ornamentation reached its culminating point. Figs 2-10 represent mouldings and wall surfaces executed in stucco and painted...The Moorish artists knew how to produce wonderful effects by artfully interlacing and twisting the geometrical and arabesque ornaments...we find two...and sometimes even three systems of ornaments...worked into each other...'. Plate 28 from "The Historic Styles of Ornament" translated from the German of H. Dolmetsch. [B.T. Batford, London, 1898]

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Islamic illuminated manuscripts, (1898). Creator: Unknown Featured Print

Islamic illuminated manuscripts, (1898). Creator: Unknown

Islamic illuminated manuscripts, (1898). Decoration from: Fig 1: an Arabian Koran, 14th century. Figs 2 and 3: an Arabian Koran, 16th century. Figs 4 and 5: a Moorish Koran, 18th century. Figs 6 and 7: an Arabian Koran, 16th century. Figs 8-10: an Arabian Koran, 17th century. Figs 11 and 12: a Moorish Koran, 18th century...in their paintings on parchment the Arabian artists show special skill in surface decoration. Scroll work, rigidly idealised, alternates with geometrical figures, or else the arabesque ornament fills the compartments formed by the lines and bands. In this manner whole pages are painted in many Koran manuscripts...The writing itself is in most cases bordered and surrounded with rosettes and freezes, which are filled in with ever new combinations of lines and foliage. The splendid and at the same time harmonious effect of this illumination arises principally from the exquisite arrangement of the colours, the brilliancy of which is still enhanced by a profuse employment of gold'. Plate 25 from "The Historic Styles of Ornament" translated from the German of H. Dolmetsch. [B.T. Batford, London, 1898]

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Entrance to the Hall of the Barque..., 19th century, (1907). Creator: Unknown Featured Print

Entrance to the Hall of the Barque..., 19th century, (1907). Creator: Unknown

Entrance to the Hall of the Barque, the Ante-Room of the Hall of Ambassadors, with View of the Court of the Fish-Pond, 19th century, (1907). View of courtyard and pool in the Hall of the Boat, palace of the Alhambra, Granada, Spain, which mainly dates from the 14th century. The Arabic word baraka, which means blessing, was corrupted into the Spanish word barca, which means boat, hence the court was erroneously named Sala de la Barca (Hall of the Boat). From "The Alhambra: being a brief record of the Arabian conquest of the Peninsula with a particular account of the Mohammedan architecture and decoration" by Albert F. Calvert. [John Lane, London & New York, 1907]

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