The arabesque is a form of artistic decoration consisting of “surface decorations based on rhythmic linear patterns of scrolling and interlacing foliage, tendrils” or simple lines, often combined with other elements.
Arabesque: A painted, inlaid, or carved flat ornamental pattern used for borders or panels. It’s made up of intertwined floral and geometric designs, scrollwork, branches, leaves, birds, hideous animals, and humans. This decorative form, which has Spanish Islamic origins, originally appeared in the Middle Ages and flourished throughout Europe in the sixteenth century.
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Wikipedia contributors. (2021, June 22). Arabesque. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 01:55, July 30, 2021, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Arabesque&oldid=1029792008
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