This is Big Book

  • Project MUSE - Qusayr ‘Amra
  • Qusayr Amra: Art and the Umayyad Elite in Late Antique.



The work must date from the same period as the other paintings in Qusayr Amra as it shares the same context. The ‘Paintings of the Six Kings’ date Qusayr Amra as being built after 92 / 711 during the reign of al-Walid I.

The work comes from the painter A. L. Mielich, who took the work shortly after the discovery of the paintings in Qusayr Amra was made. This guarantees its provenance. The work appears as a single object after its removal from the Qusayr Amra panels.

Annette Hagedorn "Fresco from Qusayr Amra" in Discover Islamic Art , Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;ISL;de;Mus01;3;en

One of the best-preserved desert buildings of the Umayyads, the Unesco World Heritage Site of Qusayr Amra is the highlight of a trip into the Eastern Desert. Part of a much greater complex that served as a caravanserai, bathhouse and hunting lodge, the qusayr (little castle) is renowned for its rather risqué 8th-century frescoes of wine, women and wild times.

Walking downhill from the visitor centre towards the modest little structure, it’s hard not to wonder what all the fuss is about. Even entering the main building into the audience hall , where meetings, parties, exhibitions and meals were once held, is decidedly underwhelming as the searing light of the surrounding desert all but obliterates the frescoes within.

These are not the normal stylised images of the day, belonging to a religious canon of signs and symbols. Instead they appear to be a unique attempt to capture daily reality – quite unlike the geometric imagery that has come to be associated with early Islamic art.

The work must date from the same period as the other paintings in Qusayr Amra as it shares the same context. The ‘Paintings of the Six Kings’ date Qusayr Amra as being built after 92 / 711 during the reign of al-Walid I.

The work comes from the painter A. L. Mielich, who took the work shortly after the discovery of the paintings in Qusayr Amra was made. This guarantees its provenance. The work appears as a single object after its removal from the Qusayr Amra panels.

Annette Hagedorn "Fresco from Qusayr Amra" in Discover Islamic Art , Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;ISL;de;Mus01;3;en

One of the best-preserved desert buildings of the Umayyads, the Unesco World Heritage Site of Qusayr Amra is the highlight of a trip into the Eastern Desert. Part of a much greater complex that served as a caravanserai, bathhouse and hunting lodge, the qusayr (little castle) is renowned for its rather risqué 8th-century frescoes of wine, women and wild times.

Walking downhill from the visitor centre towards the modest little structure, it’s hard not to wonder what all the fuss is about. Even entering the main building into the audience hall , where meetings, parties, exhibitions and meals were once held, is decidedly underwhelming as the searing light of the surrounding desert all but obliterates the frescoes within.

These are not the normal stylised images of the day, belonging to a religious canon of signs and symbols. Instead they appear to be a unique attempt to capture daily reality – quite unlike the geometric imagery that has come to be associated with early Islamic art.

Qasr Amra (قصر عمرة / ALA-LC: Qaṣr ‘Amrah), also transcribed as Quseir Amra or Qusayr Amra , is the best-known of the desert castles located in present-day ...

From the stony desolation of Jordan's desert, it is but a step through a doorway into the bath house of the Qusayr 'Amra hunting lodge. Inside, multicolored frescoes ...

28.09.2017  · From the stony desolation of Jordan's desert, it is but a step through a doorway into the bath house of the Qusayr 'Amra hunting lodge. Inside ...

The work must date from the same period as the other paintings in Qusayr Amra as it shares the same context. The ‘Paintings of the Six Kings’ date Qusayr Amra as being built after 92 / 711 during the reign of al-Walid I.

The work comes from the painter A. L. Mielich, who took the work shortly after the discovery of the paintings in Qusayr Amra was made. This guarantees its provenance. The work appears as a single object after its removal from the Qusayr Amra panels.

Annette Hagedorn "Fresco from Qusayr Amra" in Discover Islamic Art , Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;ISL;de;Mus01;3;en

One of the best-preserved desert buildings of the Umayyads, the Unesco World Heritage Site of Qusayr Amra is the highlight of a trip into the Eastern Desert. Part of a much greater complex that served as a caravanserai, bathhouse and hunting lodge, the qusayr (little castle) is renowned for its rather risqué 8th-century frescoes of wine, women and wild times.

Walking downhill from the visitor centre towards the modest little structure, it’s hard not to wonder what all the fuss is about. Even entering the main building into the audience hall , where meetings, parties, exhibitions and meals were once held, is decidedly underwhelming as the searing light of the surrounding desert all but obliterates the frescoes within.

These are not the normal stylised images of the day, belonging to a religious canon of signs and symbols. Instead they appear to be a unique attempt to capture daily reality – quite unlike the geometric imagery that has come to be associated with early Islamic art.

Qasr Amra (قصر عمرة / ALA-LC: Qaṣr ‘Amrah), also transcribed as Quseir Amra or Qusayr Amra , is the best-known of the desert castles located in present-day ...

From the stony desolation of Jordan's desert, it is but a step through a doorway into the bath house of the Qusayr 'Amra hunting lodge. Inside, multicolored frescoes ...

28.09.2017  · From the stony desolation of Jordan's desert, it is but a step through a doorway into the bath house of the Qusayr 'Amra hunting lodge. Inside ...

Figure 20. Qusayr 'Amra, hall, central aisle, south wall above alcove arch: mukhannathun? (fresco). Fotógrafos Oronoz, Madrid.

Figure 25. Qusayr 'Amra, hall, general view from east to west; on soffit of east arch (foreground): decorative women and medallion (fresco). Fotógrafos Oronoz, Madrid.

Figure 60. Qusayr 'Amra, hall, west wall: hunting scene, six kings, bathing beauty, acrobats (frescoes). Fotógrafos Oronoz, Madrid.

The work must date from the same period as the other paintings in Qusayr Amra as it shares the same context. The ‘Paintings of the Six Kings’ date Qusayr Amra as being built after 92 / 711 during the reign of al-Walid I.

The work comes from the painter A. L. Mielich, who took the work shortly after the discovery of the paintings in Qusayr Amra was made. This guarantees its provenance. The work appears as a single object after its removal from the Qusayr Amra panels.

Annette Hagedorn "Fresco from Qusayr Amra" in Discover Islamic Art , Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;ISL;de;Mus01;3;en



my-book-review.info All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including photocopying, recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of the publisher
612J4omjTvL