Perfect Patterns

As Ann-Christine reminds us, in this week’s challenge, the perfect pattern probably doesn’t exist, but it can be perfect for us or for a purpose.

In this image I see two patterns: the one of the lace itself and the pattern of the pillow.

Mudejar art is a properly Spanish type of construction. The Aragonese Mudejar is a World Heritage Site, where brick becomes the protagonist both in the structure and in the decoration, creating different motifs on its facades. Another peculiarity of these constructions is the use of ceramics in their ornamentation.

We can also find patterns in modern buildings, like this one in Bilbao with its facade full of glass forming rectangles or even in repetitive reflections.

We are still in Bilbao, a less modern building but we can still find decorative patterns on its façade and what about the drawings created in the garden?

Many examples can be found in nature, such as in a field of sunflowers. Seen from afar, they look like geometrically placed suns and if we look inside one of them, the concentric circles trap us.

Posted as part of Lens-Artists:  Perfect Patterns


20 thoughts on “Perfect Patterns

  1. Wonderful choices for the week Ana – and terrific variety in your examples. I loved your opening image especially for it’s pattern on pattern, and of course your sunflowers which are a perfect example of nature’s patterns


  2. Awesome patterns Ana! From the Aragonese Mudejar building to the modern glass structure, you showed us the patterns. As for nature, your images were great.


    1. Thanks 😘
      Mudejar art it is more a mixture of cultures, resulting from the coexistence of Jews, Muslims and Christians. In my country there were times when the three cultures coexisted in peace and enriched our history, unfortunately that did not last.

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        1. From 711 to 1492 most of my country was under Muslim power and they left an important mark, in culture, in beautiful buildings. However, what is known as Múdejar art already occurred in territories conquered by the Christians. In fact, the word Múdejar is a term that derives from the Arabic mudayyan, which means “who has been allowed to stay” and is used to designate the Spanish Muslims who remained living in territory conquered by the Christians.

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  3. A great collection Ana. I love the Mudejar construction you explained. I have seen it before but didn’t know it had a specific name. Interesting. Thank you. I loved the decorative garden in Bilbao, and of course sunflowers to bring all of us a smile to our day.

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