Arabic inscriptions and pseudo-inscriptions in Italian art

Faculty/Professorship: 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.
GND 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 89150     LN 83320     LN 83330     LN 83340     LN 83350     LN 83360     EL 9260     LN 89130   
Type: Doctoralthesis
Year of publication: 11. April 2019