Thanks to my teachers geometers Keith Critchlow, Paul Marchant and for the analysis collaboration with Sharmina Haq.
Learn how to draw this famous Alicatados masterpiece of the Mexuar found in the Alhambra Palace over a special 3 part extended class.
Mexuar is derived from the Arabic term Maswar, the place where the Surah or Counsel of Ministers met. It was also the place or hall where the Sultan dispensed justice.
This room probably belonged to a structure that preceded the Palace of Comares and the Palace of the Lions. Its construction is attributed to Isma’il (1314-1325). Its decoration was adapted by Yusuf I (1333-1354) and later by Muhammad V during his second mandate (1362-1391).
We will draw a series of Alicatados (cut ceramic) rosettes and look at the alternative centres and weaving techniques.
To register click the links below. Suggested donations of £5, £15 or £30 to enable us to continue these classes.
16 and 8 fold rosettes
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Central woven rosette DOWNLOAD COURSE PACK
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REQUIRED equipment & materials
- A compass (recommended compass is the Rotring Master Bow)
- A ruler
- Cartridge paper – A3 size ideally heavy weight (120gsm plus)
- Range of Pencils (6B-4H)
- Tracing paper
- Zero Eraser or equivalent
- Drop Bow Compass
- Optional – Coloured pencils.
- Optional – Fine line drawing pens (useful to have, but not essential)