Leonardo Nierman (Mexican, b. 1932)
DimensionsPlate : 15 1/4 x 11 1/2 in. (38.74 x 29.21 cm)
Sheet : 25 3/4 x 19 3/4 in. (65.41 x 50.17 cm)
Credit LineHope College Collection
LabelThe term arabesque was originally coined to describe the scrolling, interlaced lines and shapes that are found in some types of Islamic art. Nierman used the term as the title for several prints he designed in the 1970s that look like exploding stars seen in some distant galaxy.