Islamic Star Tile Project Mr. D’s Final Project
The word tile is derived from theFrench word tuile, which is, inturn, derived from the Latin wordtegula, meaning a roof tilecomposed of baked clay.http://www.prlog.org/10063826-zillij-mosaics-moroccan-tile-elegance-and-timeless-beauty.html
What to notice while looking at these examples….• How many colors did the artist use?• What kinds of colors did the artist use? Primary, Secondary, Complementary, Intermediate?• What percentage of the tile is negative space?• What percentage of the tile is positive space?
Interior Ibn Battuta Mall – Dubai, UAE http://brandonartblog.wordpress.com/2009/12/01/islamic-art/
When developing your design,remember you will only be doinga quarter (1/4) or one quadrantof your octagon. (The red area inthis diagram.) You will take yourdesign and rotate it to createradial symmetry and to finishyour Islamic Tile Design.
Three of the examples Mr. Dworked on in class.Once you selected thedesign you like, you willtrace this onto one of yourgrid papers and rotate it.Watch Step 2 Video on theblog.
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