Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Looking for Patterns

PART 1, Researching what patterns looks like and WHY they are made...

Gather three examples of patterns from EACH of these "categories".
• Post the examples to your blog, WITH a link back to the source....
• Write one or two sentences describing what you found interesting about each of the examples. Was it the SHAPE, COLOR, VALUE, LINE, TEXTURE or FORM that you liked?

Influenced partly by a religious "ban" on human and animal imagery in their art, Islamic art explores "all over" decoration, calligraphy and use of natural objects (shapes) used to make patterns.

Interior of the Sulemaniyue Mosque

See some examples here @
and here @

An influential English artist and designer. He helped start the ARTS AND CRAFTS movement of 1880, which renewed interest in a simple way of life and respected hand made objects.

Morris is best known for his design work, including wallpaper and textile designs.
'Trellis' woodblock printed wallpaper, by William Morris, England, 1864

Acanthus leaves and wild rose on a crimson background, wallpaper design


American architect. 
Wright designed not only the buildings, but the interiors and all decorating as well.
Wright was hugely influential as a MODERN architect.
His buildings responded to their setting, materials they were made of, and the FORM and SPACE they create.


Falling Water, by F L Wright
Interior Leaded Glass Window design, Robie House
interior design, Robie House


Quick link to his site @

"Turning Torso", building

Guillemins TGV Railway Station

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