Decorative aesthetic aspects and their use in Islamic architecture


  • Tahani Mohammad Nasser AL-Arifi Department of Art Education- College of Education -king Saud university



Islamic Art , Architecture , Veganism , Islamic Culture


The architecture of the richly decorated mosques demonstrated that the Islamic culture is one of the most significant and greatest civilizations in the history of humanity. The plant decorative units are one of the key areas in which the Muslim artist excelled. As a result, he created various plant forms that he took from nature, which led him to invent the arabesque art consisting of plant motifs with curved and rounded lines or wrapped between them. These shapes with curved borders include leaves, twigs, and flowers. Buildings and artefacts from the nineteenth century AD have this shape. they achieved their objectives during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. There was another kind of vegetable decorative unit, made up of stems and flowers drawn in arranged geometric patterns. This sort of design, which deviates from the standard in Islamic art and takes on a form more akin to that of nature, was particularly popular in Persia. The types and shapes of flowers vary, as well as the shapes of the leaves, their edges, or their miniatures. The artist also painted more plant branches with circular and spiral curves, leaves, and flowers emerging in a geometric artistic relationship in which repetition, contrast, symmetry, and overlap, which is distinguished by a hint of modification and inspiration. This later influenced art schools in the architectural decorative unit methods. Do not construct from nature.


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Decorative aesthetic aspects and their use in Islamic architecture. (2023). Al-Academy , 107, 77-92.

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