Note on Art

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Title

Note on Art

Subject

A note from LeRoy Neiman on Islamic design.

Description

This note from LeRoy Neiman looks at “Moresque Ornamentation,” specifically that of the Alhambra. Overall, the record seems to engage ideas of cultural synchronism, discussions of symbolism, and more concrete notions of color and infrastructure. But due to the document’s brevity, the engagement is somewhat cursory. The purpose of the record remains unknown.

Creator

LeRoy Neiman

Source

LeRoy Neiman Foundation

Publisher

LeRoy Neiman Foundation

Date

c. 1990-2011

Contributor

LeRoy Neiman

Rights

Property of the LeRoy Neiman Foundation; please consult the organization's archivist for further details.

Relation

Notes

Format

Image/jpeg

Language

English

Type

Document

Identifier

LN_Notes_2114

Coverage

New York (N.Y.) New York

Text Item Type Metadata

Text

Moresque Ornaments
the Alhambra
Natural grace and refinement of the Greeks.
geometrical combinations of Romans, Byzantines, and Arabs,
symbolism
Moors – Ever regarded the first principal of architecture – to decorate construction
never to construct decoration
colors – primaries Blue, Red, Yellow (gold)
purple green orange
ROOF, SHAFT, STALK
The Alhambra, Granada Spain

Original Format

Felt-tipped pen on paper.

Files

LN_Notes_2114.jpg

Citation

LeRoy Neiman, “Note on Art,” LeRoy Neiman Foundation, accessed January 17, 2022, https://leroyneimanfoundation.omeka.net/items/show/196.