Armand Point and Islamic Architecture
This is a Yorkshire World Collections object, one of 100 chosen by young people aged 16-24, as part of the London Cultural Olympiad programme Stories of the World.
This painting called An Arab Weaver was painted in Algeria by Armand Point in 1886. It shows a scene in Algeria, North Africa, possibly of a family group working and relaxing in a domestic courtyard. The painting has an elaborately carved calligraphic frame. It is a good painting to focus on to explore how houses are designed to cope with hot climates, and find out more about Islamic architecture.
KS3 Art and Design -
Unit 7B What's in a building? Exploring and developing ideas
Unit 10 Visiting a museum/gallery or site
Students should learn to discuss and question critically, and select from a range of visual and other information to help them develop ideas for independent work.