A style of ornamentation either painted, inlaid, or carved in low relief. It consists of a pattern in which plants, fruits, foliage, etc., as well as figures of men and animals, real or imaginary, are fantastically interlaced or put together.
(1) In Islamic art, an intricate pattern of interlaced ornament consisting of curvilinear stems and tendrils that terminate in leaves; (2) in Renaissance and later European art, a pattern of interlaced curvilinear stems, scrolls, and leaves, sometimes containing animal motifs.
A saracenic form of ornament, usually composed of naturalistic ornament twined about a rod or stem. Orginally as employed by Mohammedan designers, no animals were ever represented in an arabesque. The motifs were resticted to flowers, foliage, fruits, and figures of geometric design.
Rhythmic scrolling decorations used in the design of furniture, metalwork, printing, textiles and pottery. Belter arabesques are flat, undulating bands with volutes on each end. Belter arabesques frame the backs of laminated sofa and chair becks.
(Islamic art) Intersecting lines, of curve and angles with stylized motifs of flowers and fuit. Found in Moorish, Near Eastern and Hispano-Moreseque art. (Renaissance art) ormantation influenced Islamic art or pottery. Not to mistaken for grotesque decoration.
An ornament with a Middle-Eastern flavor, usually composed of naturalistic elements twined around a rod or stem. Originally employed by Mohammedan designers, who never represented animals in an arabesque; the motifs were restricted to flowers, foliage, fruits, and figures of geometric design.
An element of Islamic art usually found decorating the walls of mosques, the arabesque is an elaborative application of repeating geometric forms that often echo the forms of plants and animals. The choice of which geometric forms are to be used and how they are to be formatted is based upon the Islamic view of the world. To Muslims, these forms, taken together, constitute an infinite pattern that extends beyond the visible material world.
In ballet, to stand on one foot (full or demi pointe; See "pointe") and raise the other leg (completely straight and turned out from the hip; See "turnout") toward the back while keeping the trunk fully upright.
A frequently used classical ballet position. The weight of the body is supported on one leg while the other is extended in back, the knee straight. The arabesque may be varied in many ways by changing the position of the arms, the angle of the body and the height of the leg in the air.
In gymnastics and ballet, a pose on one leg with the other leg extended behind the body. The supporting leg either bent or straight. Stand on one foot and raise the other leg to the back in a split (preferably a 180 degree split) with a straight leg and turned out from the hip; while keeping the trunk fully upright.
(Literally: in Arabic fashion) A pose in which the dancer is standing on one leg, the other leg (with the kneestraight) is extended behind the body, one hand is usually in front of the body. The back leg may either touch the floor or beelevated by an appropriate angle. See also: Attitude .
(Literally: ' in Arabic fashion') The position of the body supported on one leg with the opposite leg (with the knee straight) extended behind the body. The back leg may either touch the floor (in tendu) or be raised in the air at an angle. See also: Attitude.
(Literally: in Arabic fashion) A pose in which the dancer is standing on one leg, the other leg (with the knee straight) is extended behind the body. The back leg may either touch the floor (in tendu) or be raised in the air at an angle. See also: Attitude.
Arabesque is a 1966 thriller starring Gregory Peck and Sophia Loren. The movie is based on Gordon Cotler's novel The Cypher and directed by Stanley Donen, who also directed Charade, Indiscreet, Funny Face, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and Saturn 3.
Arabesque was a famous German disco music group formed in 1977, consisting of Sandra Cretu (joined the group in 1979), Jasmin Vetter, and Michaela Rose. After a split in 1984 Jasmin Vetter and Michaela Rose continued as the group "Rouge", while Sandra Cretu started her career in the group Sandra with Michael Cretu.
Arabesque is a 2006 gay erotic film released by Raging Stallion Studios. The film stars Raging Stallion exclusive models Huessein and Francois Sagat. In March 2006 it was nominated for 9 Gay VN Awards of which it won two (best group scene and best music).