Oriental architecture - masterpieces of painting

Masterpieces of painting-architecture of the East
Edwin Lord Weeks (1849-1903) Festival At Fatehpur Sikri
Oil on canvas c1885 73.7 x 61 cm ( 29 x 24 inch)
Private art collection
image: Public domain

Characteristic features of Oriental architecture in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries

Characteristic features of Oriental architecture in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries can include:

  • 1. Ornate and intricate designs: Oriental architecture often features elaborate ornamentation and intricate detailing. This can be seen in the use of intricate patterns, carvings, and decorative motifs in buildings, such as mosques, temples, palaces, and traditional houses.
  • 2. Geometric shapes and symmetry: Oriental architecture often incorporates geometric shapes and symmetry in its design. Buildings may feature geometric patterns, such as interlocking stars, octagons, or repetitive motifs, creating a sense of balance and harmony.
  • 3. Courtyards and gardens: Oriental architecture often includes the integration of courtyards and gardens within the buildings or as part of the overall architectural design. These spaces serve as tranquil and serene areas for relaxation, reflection, and connection with nature.
  • 4. Minarets and domes: Islamic architecture, which is a significant component of Oriental architecture, often includes the presence of minarets and domes. Minarets are tall, slender towers typically found near mosques, while domes are rounded or hemispherical structures that cover prayer halls or other important spaces.
  • 5. Use of natural materials: Oriental architecture frequently utilizes natural materials such as wood, stone, clay, and marble. These materials not only provide structural integrity but also create a connection with the environment and reflect the local building traditions.
  • 6. Emphasis on spirituality and symbolism: Oriental architecture often reflects religious and spiritual beliefs. Buildings may incorporate symbolic elements and architectural features that represent spiritual concepts or religious practices, creating a sacred atmosphere.
  • 7. Regional variations: Oriental architecture encompasses a wide range of styles and regional variations influenced by different cultures, such as Islamic, Chinese, Indian, and Japanese architecture. Each region has its unique characteristics, materials, and design principles that contribute to the overall diversity of Oriental architecture.

These characteristic features highlight the rich cultural heritage and artistic expressions found in Oriental architecture during the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries.


Oriental architecture


Pictures:

A Muezzin Calling from the minaret :: Jean-Leon Gerome
Oriental architecture - A Muezzin Calling from the minaret  :: Jean-Leon Gerome
Tombs Of The Khalifs, Cairo :: Richard Dadd
Oriental architecture - Tombs Of The Khalifs, Cairo :: Richard Dadd
Jumma Musjed - Lahore India :: Edwin Lord Weeks
Oriental architecture - Jumma Musjed - Lahore India :: Edwin Lord Weeks
Figures Outside a North African Town :: August von Siegen
Oriental architecture - Figures Outside a North African Town :: August von Siegen
An Eastern Market :: Alberto Pasini
Oriental architecture - An Eastern Market  :: Alberto Pasini
Horses Before a Mosque :: Emile Regnault de Maulmain
Oriental architecture - Horses Before a Mosque :: Emile Regnault de Maulmain
Elephants at the Palace of Jodhpore :: Edwin Lord Weeks
Oriental architecture - Elephants at the Palace of Jodhpore :: Edwin Lord Weeks
A Court in The Alhambra in the Time of the Moors :: Edwin Lord Weeks
Oriental architecture - A Court in The Alhambra in the Time of the Moors :: Edwin Lord Weeks
A Persian Cafe :: Edwin Lord Weeks
Oriental architecture - A Persian Cafe :: Edwin Lord Weeks
A Rajah Of Jodhpur :: Edwin Lord Weeks
Oriental architecture -  A Rajah Of Jodhpur :: Edwin Lord Weeks
A Royal Procession :: Edwin Lord Weeks
Oriental architecture - A Royal Procession :: Edwin Lord Weeks
Along the Ghats, Mathura :: Edwin Lord Weeks
Oriental architecture -  Along the Ghats, Mathura :: Edwin Lord Weeks
An Indian Gharry :: Edwin Lord Weeks
Oriental architecture - An Indian Gharry :: Edwin Lord Weeks
An Open-Air Restaurant, Lahore :: Edwin Lord Weeks
Oriental architecture - An Open-Air Restaurant, Lahore :: Edwin Lord Weeks
Arrival Of Prince Humbert, The Rajah, At The Palace Of Amber :: Edwin Lord Weeks
Oriental architecture - Arrival Of Prince Humbert, The Rajah, At The Palace Of Amber :: Edwin Lord Weeks
Before A Mosque :: Edwin Lord Weeks
Oriental architecture - Before A Mosque :: Edwin Lord Weeks
Blue-Tiled Mosque At Delhi, India :: Edwin Lord Weeks
Oriental architecture - Blue-Tiled Mosque At Delhi, India :: Edwin Lord Weeks
Departure For The Hunt :: Edwin Lord Weeks
Oriental architecture - Departure For The Hunt :: Edwin Lord Weeks
Elephants and Figures in a Courtyard, Fort Agra :: Edwin Lord Weeks
Oriental architecture - Elephants and Figures in a Courtyard, Fort Agra :: Edwin Lord Weeks
Entering The Mosque :: Edwin Lord Weeks
Oriental architecture - Entering The Mosque :: Edwin Lord Weeks
Feeding The Sacred Pigeons, Jaipur :: Edwin Lord Weeks
Oriental architecture - Feeding The Sacred Pigeons, Jaipur :: Edwin Lord Weeks
Festival At Fatehpur Sikri :: Edwin Lord Weeks
Oriental architecture - Festival At Fatehpur Sikri :: Edwin Lord Weeks
Figures in the Courtyard of a Mosque :: Edwin Lord Weeks
Oriental architecture - Figures in the Courtyard of a Mosque :: Edwin Lord Weeks
Gate of Shehal, Morocco :: Edwin Lord Weeks
Oriental architecture - Gate of Shehal, Morocco :: Edwin Lord Weeks
Gate Of The Fortress At Agra, India :: Edwin Lord Weeks
Oriental architecture - Gate Of The Fortress At Agra, India :: Edwin Lord Weeks
Girl in a Moorish Courtyard :: Edwin Lord Weeks
Oriental architecture - Girl in a Moorish Courtyard :: Edwin Lord Weeks
Granada Courtyard :: Edwin Lord Weeks
Oriental architecture - Granada Courtyard :: Edwin Lord Weeks
Muttra :: Edwin Lord Weeks
Oriental architecture - Muttra :: Edwin Lord Weeks
Old Blue-Tiled Mosque, Outside of Delhi, India :: Edwin Lord Weeks
Oriental architecture - Old Blue-Tiled Mosque, Outside of Delhi, India :: Edwin Lord Weeks
On The River Benares :: Edwin Lord Weeks
Oriental architecture - On The River Benares :: Edwin Lord Weeks
Outside An Indian Dye House :: Edwin Lord Weeks
Oriental architecture - Outside An Indian Dye House :: Edwin Lord Weeks
Royal Elephant at the Gateway to the Jami Masjid, Mathura :: Edwin Lord Weeks
Oriental architecture - Royal Elephant at the Gateway to the Jami Masjid, Mathura :: Edwin Lord Weeks
The Barge Of The Maharaja Of Benares :: Edwin Lord Weeks
Oriental architecture - The Barge Of The Maharaja Of Benares :: Edwin Lord Weeks
The Golden Temple, Amritsar :: Edwin Lord Weeks
Oriental architecture - The Golden Temple, Amritsar :: Edwin Lord Weeks
The Last Voyage :: Edwin Lord Weeks
Oriental architecture - The Last Voyage :: Edwin Lord Weeks
The Maharahaj of Gwalior Before His Palace :: Edwin Lord Weeks
Oriental architecture - The Maharahaj of Gwalior Before His Palace :: Edwin Lord Weeks
White Marble Tomb at Suittitor, Skiri :: Edwin Lord Weeks
Oriental architecture - White Marble Tomb at Suittitor, Skiri :: Edwin Lord Weeks
Old Cairo :: Robert Alott
Oriental architecture - Old Cairo :: Robert Alott
Boat Ride by Kumkapi in Constantinople :: Ivan Constantinovich Aivazovsky
Oriental architecture - Boat Ride by Kumkapi in Constantinople :: Ivan Constantinovich Aivazovsky






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User   User Rating: 400  June 24, 2018


Oriental architecture itself is very picturesque, so the pictures depicting it always attract attention. At the same time, it is quite diverse, the authors, who pay great attention to detail, can enjoy drawing the mosque with all its patterns and ornaments. And minimalist artists successfully convey the atmosphere of the desert with almost sketchy works such as "Tombs Of The Khalifs, Cairo" by Richard Dadd.

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