Are you fascinated by the complex patterns found in Islamic art? Then check out this TED Ed video by geometric art expert Eric Broug! Time to learn all about the basics behind the geometric shapes and discover the secrets behind the complexity of Islamic art.

 

Want to know how to draw Islamic patterns? Here are some of the first steps, outlined by Eric Broug:

By Eric Broug. Via The Guardian.

 

By Eric Broug. Via The Guardian.
By Eric Broug. Via The Guardian.

 

And eventually… You end up with this:

By Eric Broug. Via The Guardian.

Seems easy enough!

Islamic art is incredibly detailed, colorful and almost overwhelmingly filled with complicated patterns. But it’s all based on simple mathematical principles, and based on one of three assumptions: the pattern being fourfold, fivefold or sixfold. Curious to read more? Check out this article on The Guardian!

 

Featured photo via Flickr: Dimitry B.

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