Description 15' x11' WatercolorThe Mosque of Muhammad Ali, situated on the summit of the Citadel of Cairo on the site of old Mamluk buildings and completed in 1857. The architect was Yusuf Bushnak from Istanbul and its model was the Ottoman imperial mosques of Istanbul, Turkey.Muhammad Ali chose to build his state mosque entirely in the architectural style of his former overlords, the Ottomans, unlike the Mamluks who, despite their political submission to the Ottomans, stuck to the architectural styles of the previous Mamluk dynasties.The main material is limestone but the lower story and forecourt is tiled with alabaster.
Lisa Lu, State of Washington Member Since March 2009 Artist Statement Lisa first started painting with color pencils at the age of 10, and she has always loved to paint ever since; it allows her to express feelings with a peaceful mind. Self-taught and self-developed in watercolor and ink painting, each of Lisa's painting is a journey to adventure. Lisa presently resides with her husband and their son in the State of Washington. She is a licensed architect, and currently works in an architecture firm, while continuing self study and painting on architecture and landscape subjects in watercolors.