History of Art:The Art of Asia - INDIAN COURT PAINTING

History of Art:The Art of Asia - INDIAN COURT PAINTING

miniature Persane : 1565, "Rostam endormi dans la prairie", attribué à Murad, livre du Shah nameh, 16e siècle, paysage avec cavalier, 1560s

miniature Persane : 1565, "Rostam endormi dans la prairie", attribué à Murad, livre du Shah nameh, 16e siècle, paysage avec cavalier, 1560s

Lovers in the Garden (Persian)

Lovers in the Garden (Persian)

Angel, Persian miniature (1555)  Is it just me, or does it look like the angel has watermelon wings? o.O

Angel, Persian miniature (1555) Is it just me, or does it look like the angel has watermelon wings? o.O

Persian Miniature

Persian Miniature

An Early Painting of Fath Ali Shah. Fat′h Ali Shah Qajar (Persian: فتح على شاه…

An Early Painting of Fath Ali Shah. Fat′h Ali Shah Qajar (Persian: فتح على شاه…

PERSIAN MINIATURE OIL, 19th century

PERSIAN MINIATURE OIL, 19th century

The simurgh is depicted in Iranian art as a winged creature in the shape of a bird, gigantic enough to carry off an elephant or a whale. It appears as a kind of peacock with the head of a dog and the claws of a lion; sometimes however also with a human face. The simurgh is inherently benevolent and unambiguously female. This giant birdlike creature is so old that it has seen the world destroyed three times over, and thus possesses the knowledge of all the ages.

The simurgh is depicted in Iranian art as a winged creature in the shape of a bird, gigantic enough to carry off an elephant or a whale. It appears as a kind of peacock with the head of a dog and the claws of a lion; sometimes however also with a human face. The simurgh is inherently benevolent and unambiguously female. This giant birdlike creature is so old that it has seen the world destroyed three times over, and thus possesses the knowledge of all the ages.

Mughal Indian Miniature Painting of Shah Jahan at court

Mughal Indian Miniature Painting of Shah Jahan at court

Persian Scholarship Foundation (Iranian-American Scholarships)600 x 800 | 174.4KB | persianscholarship.org

Persian Scholarship Foundation (Iranian-American Scholarships)600 x 800 | 174.4KB | persianscholarship.org

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