"Prince on a Brown Horse," Mogul miniature painting, eighteenth century

"Prince on a Brown Horse," Mogul miniature painting, eighteenth century. Mogul emporers employed large numbers of painters who became known for their depictions of humans and animals in a naturalistic style. © The Burstein Collection/Corbis

The romantic scenes of landscaping in Persian miniatures were simplified in Ottoman miniature by the reducing detailed landscape scenes to plain backgrounds. Human figures, buildings, and other main elements of the subject predominated. In classical Turkish miniatures, lines are straight, colours are vivid and the style is narrative. Miniature art is known for its strongly-built heroes, simplicity, selection of themes from real life and the powerful concept of colour.

Illustrations from the Nusretname showing Ottoman soldiers An account of the Turkish conquest of Georgia in 1578 by Gelibolulu Mustafa Ali, Departure from the palace of the army for the war,

Turkish Miniature, Noah's Ark. A fanciful gold leaf ark with private port holes for the animals is portrayed in this mid-20th century Turkish miniature painted on a page from a 19th century Islamic manuscript. http://www.silkroad1.com/items/391331/item391331store.html:

A fanciful gold leaf ark with private port holes for the animals is portrayed in this century Turkish miniature painted on a page from a century Islamic manuscript.

AN EQUESTRIAN PORTRAIT OF EMPEROR SHAH JAHAN MUGHAL INDIA, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

An equestrian portrait of Emperor Shah Jahan, Mughal India, early century. The Emperor riding a dapple gray horse and holding a falcon

The Wedding Procession of Shah Jahan's Eldest Son, Dara Shikoh.

Mughal miniature painting, The Wedding Procession of Shah Jahan's Eldest Son, Dara Shikoh, From Badshahnamah (Padshanamah) imperial manuscript commissioned by Shahjahan. Windsor 's Queens Collection

The Townsman Robs the Villager's Orchard,det.

Folio from the Silsilat al-dhahab(Chain of gold) in the Haft awrang(Seven thrones) by Jami (d.

Varqa wa-Gulsha, 13th c. Topkapi Library, Hazine 841, F.20/20a Gulshah (right) disguised as a man, watches as her lover Varqa (centre) and his rival Rabi fight on horseback.

Bow Case & Quiver Illustration from the manuscript of the Romance of Varqa and Gulshah, Gulshah (right) disguised as a man, watches as her lover Varqa (centre) and his rival Rabi fight on horseback.


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