I have chosen do create a gallery full of patterns because I think we all can relate to them.  Our houses, business offices and even clothes all have patterns built into them.  This visual themed gallery is made up of various art forms to illustrate this point and link patterns across these forms.  The main point is to give those who have not been exposed to these pieces the experience to understand them.

This bowl is from the 10th century and has no known creator. It is from the Samanid dynasty and is 10.9 cm high. The historic calligrapher used the Arabic language to create patterns. The inscription says: "Eat from it that which is nourishing."
This skirt is most likely from the wardrobe of Orsolya Dersffy. It was created around 1610 in Hungary. The skirt is made from seven full material widths. The pattern consists of rosettes and ancanthus.
This piece is called the Oblong Tray in "Lacy" Pattern. The date that it was created is between 1835 and 1845. The tray is rectangular and has a comet- like "lacy" pattern. The manufacturer is most likely the Boston & Sandwich glass company.
This ceiling is made up of twelve cancas panels plus a central panel adding up to two hundred and forty square meters. The ceiling is signed by the creator Chagall Marc, it shows his name and the year 1964.
This piece is made of Tempera on hardboard, it was created in 1961 by Bridget Riley. This is an exceptionally moving piece of art. The squares actually seem to move and have more life than normal.
L' Atlas was inspired by the history of handwriting and this is one of the examples of his progress. The pattern here is quite amazing and the distinct red and white catches the eye very well.
This print was created by Lajos Kassak in 1928. The typography is influenced by geometrical forms and the picture is defined by a dynamic composition and strong color contrasts of red, white and black.
This piece is made of carpet and fleece weaving, the artist is unknown but it was made in Azerbaijan, Karabakh. There are two sections which are interconnected and the middle section has large "S" shaped patterns.
This tile is made of Fritware and is 24.5 x 24.5 x 1.8 cm. It is blue and white but also a bright orange is visible. There are rumi pattern spirals that connect from square to square. This tile is indistinguishable from a patter found in Istanbul on the Rustem Pasha Mosque.
This cut glass plate originated in White Mills, Pennsylvania between 1890 and 1910. The height is 2.4 cm and the Diameter is 21.3 cm. The pattern throughout the piece consists of triangles and diamond shapes.
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