aquatint Like etching, aquatint uses the application of acid to make the
marks in the metal plate. Where the etching technique uses a needle to
make lines that print in black (or whatever colour ink is used), aquatint
uses powdered resin which is acid res
Monday, February 13, 2012
Resided in north Africa.
Based in 10th century at the same time as the Abbasids and Cordoban Umayyads.
They are the first SHITTE dynasty.
Not extremely accurate.
Not the same as Shiites today.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Caliphal entities of Islamic art
Art begins after the Four Rightly Gudied Caliphs.
We focus on the Caliphal dynasties starting with the Ummayad dynasty.
Holy Shrine in Mecca.
Gunpowder Empires Terms
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Ruled in southern India from 1611-1625.
Had a history compiled of the Qubt Shah.
Moved the capital
Battleship Potemkin, Sergei Eisenstein (1925)
In the silent film Battleship Potemkin, directed by Sergei Eisenstein in 1925, a group of
sailors aboard the Potemkin cause an uprising over poor treatment and spoiled meat. But
when the leader of the lowly gr
Monday, January 30, 2012
Lagged behind in intelligence
Ibn Kahldun was only notable scholar
1050 Bedouin tribes invaded from Egypt destroying the land.
Arabs invade Spain in 711.
Cordoba and Toledo were importan
A Man Escaped, Robert Bresson (1956)
The 1956 film A Man Escaped recounts the story of Fontaine, from when he is being carried off
to prison in the police car until the night he escapes from the Nazi administered jail. The film
indulges in every detail of
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
1. Pilgrimage is very central to Islamic life
1.b. Equality among all Muslims.
1. Astronomy and trigonometry trace roots to Islamic people.
2. Muslims helped with medicines.
1.a. Developed hospitals.
Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture written by Venturi- less is a bore ridiculing
Learning from Las Vegas written by Venturi, calling for architects to be more receptive to the
tastes and values of "common" people and less immodes
Bolshevik Revolution- made Russia the worlds first Communist nation and brought Lenin to
Vladimir Lenin- Bolshevik Majority Communist Party leader, came to power in Russia
during the Bolshevik Revolution
Albert Einstein- German physicist
Modernism- activities and output of those who felt the "traditional" forms of art were becoming
outdated in the new economic, social and political conditions of an emerging fully industrialized
world, rejected the lingering certainty of Enlight
Jean-Jacques Rousseau- 18th century French philosopher, writer, politician. Rousseau's most
important work is The Social Contract, which outlines the basis for a legitimate political order
within a framework of classical republicanism. Published in 1762,
Philosophes- most prominent and influential European thinkers in the 18th century, distinguished
from purely academic philosophers; insisted humans were born to serve themselves and pursue
happiness and fulfillment; optimistic that men and women wo
Barocco- referring to an irregularly shaped pearl; may be the source of the word baroque
impasto- thick applications of pigment that give a painting a palpable surface texture
Galileo- an astronomer, mathemetician, and physicist, developed the tele
Girolamo Savonarola- a Dominican monk active in Florence from 1490-98 who
preached impassioned sermons denouncing the worldliness of Florence. Was executed for
heresy in 1498; influenced Michelangelo
Charles V elected Holy Roman Emperor in 1519
Philip the Bold predecessor of Philip the Good, acquired territory in the Netherlands
(Flanders) through marriage, brother to Jean of Berry, Louis of Anjou and King Charles V of
France, commissioned many works from Flemish and Netherlandish pai
Great Schism- period from 1378-1417 after a French pope was elected and the papal court
moved to Avignon when there were two popes- one in Rome and one in Avignon-, each claiming
Rinascimento- Italian for rebirth or Renaissance
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
6th century BC as capital of Nabataeans
On slope of Mount Hor
Carved of sandstone
1.a. Ancient city in Syria
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Damascus to Baghdad
Geographic shift to Iraq
More eastern influence
Palace and government run workshops.
What happened to the Ummayads?
The Abbasid Revolution occurred.
While the Um
Birth of Islamic Art: Ummayads
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Began quickly just as the empire
Most favourable land in dar-al-Islam
Damascus was the capital
Abundance of wealth
Abundance of workers
Monday, March 12, 2012
10th century Islamic land
Notion of political fragmentation.
Abd achmed III taking title of caliph in Cordoba.
Iran was still the political center of the Islamic lands after the fall of t