Formal metaphor and the mechanism of its employment in Islamic ceramics

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ء. أحمد شمس عطية


The process of artistic production assumes the borrowing of a wide range of plant and animal forms
As well as the imaginary forms that are formed by nature according to realistic formal relationships
Photographing it according to considerations that give its formal characteristics ideological, social and spiritual influences.

The process of employing forms may adopt the mechanisms of formal metaphor and the mechanism of this transformation
Shapes in a way that allows rediscovering their expressive energy and the possibility of employing them within
An integrated intellectual system that is consistent with the intellectual reality and with the requirements of artistic production. Perhaps a metaphor
Shapes and their transformation to ensure their aesthetic use is what has become clear over a long period
From the artistic production, the idea of ​​modifying forms, especially the vegetable ones, was associated with the mechanisms of metaphor
Artistic formalism and with the technique of employing these forms within the hierarchy of artistic production by adopting a factor
The time that prepares different treatments for the form of the difference in the social and intellectual influence.

The problem of the current study is based on the study of borrowing botanical forms and their use in
The implementation of ceramic dishes and formal processing mechanisms that show a range of products that
They vary in terms of the mechanism of transformation and metaphor, which produces a group of artistic styles
With different implementation methods and different places, which distinguished the ceramic productions from others
Which works within the prevailing intellectual system that distinguished ceramic productions in artistic production
Islam in general.

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ء. أحمد شمس عطية. (2023). Formal metaphor and the mechanism of its employment in Islamic ceramics. Journal of the College of Basic Education, 21(88), 485–506. Retrieved from
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