Samarra Stucco

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The Samarra Stucco

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3pm UK Time
Sunday
 6th March 2022

Exploring new patterns, these ONLINE presentations taught by Adam Williamson are inspired by his studies and travels.

This short series explores the roots of Islamic ornamentation, we will draw 5 soffits from Ibn Tulun in Cairo.

The 9th Century Abbasid carvings at Samarra are some of the earliest examples of Islamic Art, these rich and unique patterns have a rich array of influences from Byzantine to Sasanian and Hellenic. After the collapse of the Abbasid caliphate stucco continued to be one of the main forms of decoration and spread throughout the Islamic world to India, Anatolia and Spain.

Intrados/soffit is the interior curve of an arch, adorning the passage or heavenly gateway. Vines spiral and flow from the arch apex bifurcating into blooming motifs. 

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We will also send everyone an email before the class with material to familiarise yourself before the session along with the online passcode again which will give you access to the class on Saturday.

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REQUIRED equipment & materials

  • A compass (recommended compass is the Rotring Master Bow)
  • A ruler
  • Paper size A3 =  29.7 x 42.0cm, 11.69 x 16.53 inches
  • Range of Pencils (6B-4H)
  • Tracing paper
  • Zero Eraser or equivalent
  • Optional – Coloured pencils.
  • Optional – Fine line drawing pens (useful to have, but not essential)