Islamic Art-2 - ISLAMIC ART Vedic square Background Vedic...

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Unformatted text preview: ISLAMIC ART Vedic square Background Vedic squares are a variety of geometrical patterns that are generated by the selection of number sequences and angles. This is a style of art that can be drawn by hand using squared paper or by the use of computer. Although using a computer to generate patterns is not new the method I want to use is based in the early traditions of the Islamic religion. Using the number patterns makes it distinctly Islamic dating back to the flowering of Muslim culture in the centuries immediately following the death of Muhammad. The Vedic Square The design is based on a Vedic Square an arithmetical sequence which was used within the Muslim tradition to produce patterns. The square is made by taking a basic multiplication table and reducing all the numbers to single digits by adding any multiple digits together. So, if 6 times 6 = 36, the two digits of 36 are added together to give 9. Similarly, if 8 times 7=56, 5+6=11 and 1+1=2. Hence the line for the two times table would be as follows: 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 becomes: (1+0) (1+2) (1+4) 2 4 6 8 1 3 5 The whole table up to nine times nine turns out to be: A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 B 2 4 6 8 1 3 5 7 9 C 3 6 9 3 6 9 3 6 9 D 4 8 3 7 2 6 1 5 9 E 5 1 6 2 7 3 8 4 9 F 6 3 9 6 3 9 6 3 9 G 7 5 3 1 8 6 4 2 9 H 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 9 I 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 The table reveals a large number of different number patterns whether you read it horizontally, vertically or diagonally. Muslin scholars and artists discovered that the various lines of the Vedic Square could...
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This note was uploaded on 02/07/2012 for the course ART 110 taught by Professor Sami during the Spring '11 term at Miramar College.

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Islamic Art-2 - ISLAMIC ART Vedic square Background Vedic...

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