The geometric patterns (Persian Gereh) are among the best visual effects of Islamic art and architecture. In the past, Muslim artists enjoyed a lot of scientific knowledge in the field of geometry; they knew well how to divide a single line or a circle into odd or even parts. They were great experts in the field of proportions and used it in Islamic Art & Architecture. The instruments they used to create these geometric patterns, Muqarnas and etc. was just a pencil, compass and a ruler. Who would believe that the design of massive collections, such as Isfahan’s Naqsh-e Jahan Square or the Taj Mahal in Agra, which was made by Muslim artists, all drowned only by a ruler, pencil, and a compass? In this course, which is taught by a traditional architect, you will become familiar with the world of geometry. You will visit several places with beautiful and great patterns such as Masumeh’s holy shrine, different traditional made mosques in Isfahan to feel the beauty and aesthetics of these patterns and learn how to draw some of them in the traditional way that was drawn a few centuries past.
Saeid Shakouri has Bachelor in Architecture and Master in Landscape Architecture conducted workshops on Islamic geometric pattern for more than 10 years and conducted many workshops.