From an exhibition of Persian miniature paintings organized in 2005 by the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art

From an exhibition of Persian miniature paintings organized in 2005 by the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art prints-and-illustrations

noah's ark - nusret çolpan

Noah's Ark by Nusret – was a Turkish painter, architect and miniaturist, renowned for his paintings in Ottoman miniature style depicting cities around the world, particularly Istanbul.

Aşk gönlün ilk baharıdır, aşksızların mevsimi kış ve soğuktur, kardır.

Laila And Majnu by Unknown Artist, India. BonzaSheila Presents The Art Of Love Archives For April, 2009

Illustration by Kamil Aslanger - In the harem, a quiet moment.

Illustration by Kamil Aslanger - In the harem, a quiet moment.

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I can never come up with what to say so here are some words that I love from Leonard Cohen:ring the bells that still can ringforget your perfect offering- there is a crack in everything that's how the light gets in ~leonard.

Illustrations from the Nusretname showing Ottoman soldiers An account of the Turkish conquest of Georgia in 1578 by Gelibolulu Mustafa Ali, 1582. Banquet given by Lala Mustafa Pasha to the Jannissaries in Izmit, 1578

from the Nusretname showing Ottoman soldiers An account of the Turkish conquest of Georgia in 1578 by Gelibolulu Mustafa Ali, Banquet given by Lala Mustafa Pasha to the Jannissaries in Izmit, 1578

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Illustration depicting Khosrow watching Shirin bathing. From p.96 of MS Browne 1434, the Khamsa of Nizami (Persian, 1540). This story comes from the second part of the Khamsa, ‘Khosrow and Shirin’.

The detail (below) shows Shirin bathing in a pool. From of MS Browne the Khamsa of Nizami (Persian, This story comes from the second part of the Khamsa, ‘Khosrow and Shirin’.

Layla and Qays at school, from the Layla and Majnun chapter of the Khamseh of Nezami

Layla & Qays at School (Nizami: Khamsa (Layla & Majnun)) (Islamic Miniature Painting)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - "Laila and Majnun at School", Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) of Nizami

“Laila and Majnun at School”, Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) of Nizami. present-day Afghanistan, Heart, Timurid school. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New-York

Persian Miniature Painting

Exhibition of Persian miniature paintings organized in 2005 by the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art

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