Arabic inscriptions and pseudo-inscriptions in Italian art

Professorship/Faculty: Fakultät Geistes- und Kulturwissenschaften: Abschlussarbeiten 
Author(s): Napolitano, Ennio G.
Volume Number/Title: 1. Text. - 166 Seiten
2. Plates. - 114 Pl. : überwiegend Ill.
Publisher Information: Bamberg : opus
Year of publication: 2019
Supervisor(s): Korn, Lorenz  
Year of first publication: 2018
Language(s): English
Dissertation, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg, 2018
DOI: 10.20378/irbo-54582
Licence: Creative Commons - CC BY - Attribution 4.0 International 
URN: urn:nbn:de:bvb:473-opus4-545824
This research focused on the transfer of Islamic epigraphical patterns, used for decorative purposes, to western Christian art. It allowed the identification of Arabic expressions in debased signs previously regarded as mere ornamentation or mocking Arabic letters. The identification of these texts in Italian art, through the comparison with movable Arabic epigraphy, has provided new results on the transmission and perception of the East in the western arts.
SWD Keywords: Italien ; Christliche Kunst ; Malerei ; Inschrift ; Arabische Schrift ; Geschichte 1200-1600
DDC Classification: 490 Other languages  
700 Arts, general visual arts  
740 Graphics & decorative arts  
750 Painting  
940 History of Europe  
RVK Classification: LN 83320   LN 83330   LN 83340   LN 83350   LN 83360   LN 89130   LN 89150   EL 9260   
Document Type: Doctoralthesis
Year of publication: 11. April 2019