Now, however, each melody becomes enwrapped in a vocal arabesque of such complexity that it almost vanishes and the sounds being made are not only intrusive but downright unpleasant.
Yet Matisse continued to work in this trademark style, with its emphasis on arabesque lines, bright colors and decoration, throughout his long artistic life.
It is to be noted that in ‘classical’ Islamic architecture in Persia, decoration took the form of very geometric carving - arabesque - in intricate patterns, as well as verses from the Koran.
The exterior is in typical late Victorian style, the arabesque influences and designs preserved for the interior.
The movement had the dreamy, almost improvisatory aura of an arabesque .
Italian sgraffito designs were mostly scrolls or arabesque patterns.
Ballet classes have begun right here in Chiswick, aimed not at schoolgirls or internationally acclaimed dancing stars, but at adults who may never have performed a pointe or an arabesque in their lives.
Matisse said he was possessed at this point by a love of line and of the arabesque - ‘those givers of life’ - which stirred his senses and appeased his spirit.
Cassatt's color prints, with their spatial compression, play of abstract patterns, bold blocks of color, and arabesque lines, fulfilled the conditions of this new symbolist art.
‘The arabesque patterns symbolize the five important attributes of the Koran,’ he continues.