Monthly Archives: October 2010

Illuminated Manuscripts and Ottoman Calligraphy

When I saw the Illuminated manuscripts on the web page of the va312 class, they reminded me of the Arabic and Ottoman calligraphy that I studied in the major works of Ottoman art class. Illuminated manuscripts are texts that are … Continue reading

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Hieroglyphs: Writing the Words of God

 Hieroglyphs mainly refer to the writing system consisting of graphical figures like animals, objects, people or gods. Even though the Greeks discovered the Hieroglyphs in Ancient Egypt in 300BC and gave the name (‘hieros’ meaning holy; ‘glyph meaning carving) … Continue reading

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How did they create colors 30,000 years ago?

Cave paintings let us learn about the lives of people long ago. People painted animals and even painted outlines of their hands on the walls of the caves “Cave painting” usually refers to drawings and paintings on the walls of … Continue reading

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