arabesque

Interwoven, symmetrical patterns of branches, tendrils and scrolls. It is familiar motif in Islamic and HISPANO-MORESQUE designs, and throughout Europe c.1760-90. See DECORATIVE MOTIFS.

arabesque

a complex ornate design 
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arabesque

[n] - position in which the dancer has one leg raised behind and arms outstretched in a conventional pose 2. [n] - an ornament that interlaces simulated foliage in an intricate design
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arabesque

In the visual arts and architectural design, a linear decoration based on plant forms. Arabesque motifs are complicated, intertwined, flowing designs first found in ancient Arabic art - hence the...
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Arabesque

a term used to describe ornamental panels of Arabian design which can be carved or painted, and which contain various symbolic elements, usually human or animal, combined with foliage. The best examples are found among the art and architecture of the Spanish Moors. Since the seventeenth ce...
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Arabesque

This is a form of ornamentation that is based on a complicated, intertwined, flowing design of stylised floral and plant motifs, often arranged in a geometric, two-dimensional way. This unrealistic representation of nature was consistent with Islamic beliefs that man should not imitate God's creations.
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Arabesque

Ar`a·besque' noun [ French arabesque , from Italian arabesco , from Arabo Arab.] A style of ornamentation either painted, inlaid, or carved in low relief. It consists of a pattern in which plants, fruits, foliage, etc., as well as figures of men and animals, real or imaginary, are f...
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Arabesque

Ar`a·besque' adjective 1. Arabian. [ Obsolete] 2. Relating to, or exhibiting, the style of ornament called arabesque ; as, arabesque frescoes.
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arabesque

A style of ornamentation either painted, inlaid, or carved in low relief. It consists of a pattern in which plants, fruits, foliage, etc, as well as figures of men and animals, real or imaginary, are fantastically interlaced or put together. ... It was employed in Roman imperial ornamentation, and appeared, without the animal figures, in Moorish an...
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arabesque

noun position in which the dancer has one leg raised behind and arms outstretched in a conventional pose
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arabesque

noun an ornament that interlaces simulated foliage in an intricate design
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Arabesque

• (n.) A style of ornamentation either painted, inlaid, or carved in low relief. It consists of a pattern in which plants, fruits, foliage, etc., as well as figures of men and animals, real or imaginary, are fantastically interlaced or put together. • (a.) Relating to, or exhibiting, the style of ornament called arabesque; as, arabesque f...
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arabesque

(from the article `ballet position`) In addition to the five fundamental positions of the feet, there are two major body positions in classical ballet. The arabesque is a body position ...
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arabesque

style of decoration characterized by intertwining plants and abstract curvilinear motifs. Derived from the work of Hellenistic craftsmen working in ... [2 related articles]
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arabesque

in literature, a contrived intricate pattern of verbal expression, so called by analogy with a decorative style in which flower, fruit, and sometimes ...
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arabesque

arabesque 1. In ballet, a ballet position in which the dancer stands on one leg with the other extended back and both arms stretched out, usually one forward and the other backward. 2. An intricate and often symmetrical design incorporating curves, geometric patterns, leaves, flowers, and animal shapes. 3. A piece of classical music characterized...
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Arabesque

[ballet] In 1832 engineer James Green advised on extending the system, and suggested a line with three inclined planes to reach Cwmmawr, further up the Gwendraeth Valley. Green underestimated the cost and could not complete the work. He was sacked in 1836, but the canal company finished the new route the following year. In 1865 the company ...
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Arabesque

In architecture, arabesque describes an Arabic style of ornamentation (hence the name meaning Arab-like) in which are represented men, animals (mythical and actual), plants, with leaves, flowers and fruit; mathematical figures etc the whole put together in a whimsical way, so that, for instance, the animals not merely rest upon the plants, but grow...
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Arabesque

[rapper] ==Career== At the age of 16, Arabesque started his career in the music industry as a freelance contributor to various urban publications, interviewing the likes of Flava Flav and A-Trak, and writing featured hip-hop editorials. In 2000, shortly after he and his cousin formed a group, Babylon Point, their demo received acclaim from ...
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Arabesque

[ballet position] In dance (particularly ballet), arabesque (aa-rah-besk; literally, `in Arabic fashion`) is a body position in which a dancer stands on one leg (the supporting leg) with the other leg (the working leg) turned out and extended behind the body, with both legs held straight. In classical ballet, an arabesque can be executed wi...
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Arabesque

[classical music] The arabesque is a type of music generally for piano,{cn|date=January 2013} which uses melodies to create the atmosphere of Arabic architecture. == Etymology == The word `arabesque` is derived from Western ideas of Arabic music, which were highly embellished. In actuality, arabesques and Arab music are not closely related....
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Arabesque

Surface decoration of scrolling, and intertwining foliage, tendrils and scrolls. Thought to be of Moorish influence, it became popular in northern Europe in the middle of the 16thC reaching England in the second half of the century and becoming popular in the decorative arts.
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arabesque

arabesque (ărubesk') [Fr.,=Arabian], in art, term applied to any complex, linear decoration based on flowing lines. In Islamic art it was often exploited to cover entire surfaces. The arabesque in modern usage derives from a Renaissance design which was Greco-Roman in inspiration.
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Arabesque

Originally a method of ornament consisting of fantastic lines. Recently, inner design of a form. -- L.V.
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arabesque

a position in which the dancer stands on one leg, straight or bent, with the other extended to the back at 90 degrees.
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