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Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art exhibition on Persian manuscript painting

Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art exhibition on Persian manuscript painting

Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art exhibition on Persian manuscript painting

Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art exhibition on Persian manuscript painting

Kave Tears Zahhak's Scroll (Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020 CE Persian): Shahnama (Book of Kings) (Shah Tahmasp) -Qadimi (ca. 1525–65 CE Persian (?) Painter)) (Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Iran)

Kave Tears Zahhak's Scroll (Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020 CE Persian): Shahnama (Book of Kings) (Shah Tahmasp) -Qadimi (ca. 1525–65 CE Persian (?) Painter)) (Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Iran)

Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art's exhibition on Persian manuscript painting in 2006.    Twice-walled Edenic garden floating amidst an orange vegetal sea.

Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art's exhibition on Persian manuscript painting in 2006. Twice-walled Edenic garden floating amidst an orange vegetal sea.


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برگی از دیوان حافظ: اثر سلطان محمد، دوره صفوی، تبریز، در حدود 1531-33 میلادی. Allegory of Worldly and Otherworldly Drunkenness", Folio from the Divan of Hafiz Painting by Sultan Muhammad (active first half 16th century) Object Name: Folio from an illustrated manuscript Date: ca. 1531–33 Geography: Iran, Tabriz Culture: Iran Medium: Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper Dimensions: Illuminated folio: Painting: H.21.6 cm

برگی از دیوان حافظ: اثر سلطان محمد، دوره صفوی، تبریز، در حدود 1531-33 میلادی. Allegory of Worldly and Otherworldly Drunkenness", Folio from the Divan of Hafiz Painting by Sultan Muhammad (active first half 16th century) Object Name: Folio from an illustrated manuscript Date: ca. 1531–33 Geography: Iran, Tabriz Culture: Iran Medium: Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper Dimensions: Illuminated folio: Painting: H.21.6 cm

Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art exhibition on Persian manuscript painting in 2006

Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art exhibition on Persian manuscript painting in 2006

Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art exhibition on Persian manuscript painting in 2006

Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art exhibition on Persian manuscript painting in 2006

It is difficult to trace the origins of the art of Persian miniature, as it reached its peak mainly during the Mongol and Timurid periods (13th - 16th Century). Mongolian rulers of Iran instilled the cult of Chinese painting and brought with them a great number of Chinese artisans. Paper itself, reached Persia from China in 753 AD. Hence, the Chinese influence is very strong.

It is difficult to trace the origins of the art of Persian miniature, as it reached its peak mainly during the Mongol and Timurid periods (13th - 16th Century). Mongolian rulers of Iran instilled the cult of Chinese painting and brought with them a great number of Chinese artisans. Paper itself, reached Persia from China in 753 AD. Hence, the Chinese influence is very strong.

The poetic text of 'Attar’s Mantiq al‑Tair comprises a series of parables narrated by the hoopoe, who leads a gathering of birds on a difficult journey to find the mythic Simurgh. Perhaps the best‑known image from the manuscript, this folio illustrates the small, crested hoopoe bird addressing his companions before their departure

The poetic text of 'Attar’s Mantiq al‑Tair comprises a series of parables narrated by the hoopoe, who leads a gathering of birds on a difficult journey to find the mythic Simurgh. Perhaps the best‑known image from the manuscript, this folio illustrates the small, crested hoopoe bird addressing his companions before their departure

Arts of the Islamic World | Folio from a <i>Khamsa</i> (Quintet) by Nizami (d.1209); recto: Layla and Majnun at school; verso: text | S1986.286

Arts of the Islamic World | Folio from a <i>Khamsa</i> (Quintet) by Nizami (d.1209); recto: Layla and Majnun at school; verso: text | S1986.286

The story of Haftvad and the worm, folio from Shahnameh of Shah Tahmasp - See more at: https://www.agakhanmuseum.org/collection/artifact/story-haftvad-and-worm-folio-shahnameh-shah-tahmasp#sthash.wH7gmCBE.dpuf Opaque watercolour, gold, ink, paper 1540

The story of Haftvad and the worm, folio from Shahnameh of Shah Tahmasp - See more at: https://www.agakhanmuseum.org/collection/artifact/story-haftvad-and-worm-folio-shahnameh-shah-tahmasp#sthash.wH7gmCBE.dpuf Opaque watercolour, gold, ink, paper 1540

Matrakçı_Nasuh_Soltaniyeh_Map_720  creation of games with cudgels, Matrakçı Nasuh was also famous as a technician. The most well-known episode of his engineering talent occurred during the circumcision ceremonies of Süleyman’s sons, Mehmed and Selim, when he famously constructed two moving citadels out of paper from which soldiers emerged and staged a battle, as part of the public spectacle and celebration in the Istanbul hippodrome

Matrakçı_Nasuh_Soltaniyeh_Map_720 creation of games with cudgels, Matrakçı Nasuh was also famous as a technician. The most well-known episode of his engineering talent occurred during the circumcision ceremonies of Süleyman’s sons, Mehmed and Selim, when he famously constructed two moving citadels out of paper from which soldiers emerged and staged a battle, as part of the public spectacle and celebration in the Istanbul hippodrome

Persian art (And this isn't even a painting. It's a handmade carpet! Just. Wow.)

Persian art (And this isn't even a painting. It's a handmade carpet! Just. Wow.)

A Hunter Stroking his Falcon (gouache on paper), Persian School, (17th century) / Louvre, Paris, France / Giraudon / The Bridgeman Art Library

A Hunter Stroking his Falcon (gouache on paper), Persian School, (17th century) / Louvre, Paris, France / Giraudon / The Bridgeman Art Library

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