V&A Style in Islamic Art Quiz

Nasrid style

The Nasrid style of around 1300 to 1450 was the last form of Islamic art to flourish in Spain. Very little art with figurative images is known from this period. Instead, Nasrid art is characterised by the rich decorative schemes found at the Alhambra, the Nasrid palace in Granada, and on a variety of objects. They combine the classic forms of Islamic ornament: linear geometric motifs, abstract plant-based patterns and Arabic calligraphy.

Court of the Lions, Alhambra, Spain
© C.Gascoigne/Robert Harding Picture Library Ltd

Court of the Lions, Alhambra, Spain