Madraza - Town Hall
AOK: Arts - Religious KS - Maths
Real Life Situation:
The Madraza is a spectacular building beside the Cathedral that used to be a Moorish University but now serves as a town hall building. It has amazing Moorish stucco art on the walls, which was largely unknown about until recently as it was covered up by timber boarding for many years to hide the Arab influence on this building. Co-incidentally, the covering boards actually helped preserve the stucco and is still now in a near pristine condition.
Upstairs, there is a decorated ceiling made from inter-locking wooden pieces that is truly amazing. This was commissioned by the Christian council, but employed Moorish artists to capitalize on their amazing skills. On it are mottoes and symbols of the Spanish crown, but framed with Moorish design features.
First Order Questions:
When were the stuccos covered up and why were they not removed instead?
Second Order Questions:
Why are geometric patterns seen as beautiful (aesthetic)?
Why are floral patterns, or flowers in general, universally regarded as beautiful?
How can artistic patterns be so offensive that they need to be covered up?
Why do some artistic designs seem to transcend Religious divides?
WOKs: Perception - Reason - Imagination -Emotion - Intuition