Feeling Inspired: Using Cultural Designs To Influence Your Laser Cut Art

Feeling Inspired: Using Cultural Designs To Influence Your Laser Cut Art

Posted in Laser Cutting by Zap! Creatives on Aug 27th, 2015

Want to create something with our expert laser cutting services but don’t know what? There are lots of different styles of art from around the world that can offer you some inspiration! Below we’ve put together a(delete) several places we think you’ll like. Take a look!

What Will You Design With Laser Cutting Services?

Be Inspired By:

  • Africa – African design is often bold, vibrant and features geometric forms. You’ll be joining the likes of Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse, whose flat and highly vivid colour palettes were strongly influenced by African sculpture and its tendency to abstract the human form. African print, popularly known as Ankara, is often overwhelmed with colour and the design can be repetitive.
  • Middle East–Islamic design, used predominantly throughout the Middle East, is characterised by Arabic calligraphy, infinitely repeated patterns, and the absence of figural representation. It often features squares and circles. It may also have romantic scrolls and elements of nature such as fleshy leaves intertwined in the pattern, and earthy tones or neutral colours are common. Look to Islamic textile prints, ceramics and architecture for inspiration.
  • Europe – There’s an abundance of inspiration to be taken from European art styles, from the Gothic period through to Rococo, Neoclassical and Modern; we wouldn’t know where to begin to tell you to look!We’ll give it a go though. Gothic architecture features fantastic pointed arches, often ornamented, with beautifully symmetrical carvings; why not head to a Gothic church to see this style for yourself? There are lots of different segments of Modern art that you can draw on for inspiration too, from Art Nouveau, to Minimalism, Pop Art and more!
  • China – Nature and calligraphy are of huge significance in Chinese arts and crafts. Following the introduction of Buddhism to China from India during the 1st century AD, religious murals gradually gained in prominence throughout Chinese painting. Many artists work with black ink and the Chinese brush to create a wonderful variation of line. Look to Chinese painting, kites, pottery, bronze vessels and embroidery.

There are so many more places around the world where you can take inspiration from; we’d have to write a book to mention them all! Look at a map and pick a place, then research the art behind that place! You’ll be well on your way to producing something beautiful with our laser cutting services!

Contact Zap! Creatives

Have an idea but want to chat to one of our members of staff first? Call the Zap! Creatives team on +44(0)1642 244422, or email info@zapcreatives.com. We’d love to help!


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