Royal Persian Paintings: the Qajar Epoch 1785-1925: Two Hundred Years of Painting from the Royal Persian Courts

Royal Persian Paintings: the Qajar Epoch 1785-1925: Two Hundred Years of Painting from the Royal Persian Courts

By: Layla Diba (editor)Hardback

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The flowering of Persian painting and the visual arts of Iran's Qajar period (1779-1925) is examined in this work, which focuses on the growth of a remarkable tradition of life-size figural painting, virtually unseen in the Islamic world. Historic manuscripts, lacquer works, calligraphies and enamels further illuminate the subject. Essays in the book explore the historical and social context of the period, and detailed entries describe and interpret a wide variety of paintings and artifacts. The illustrations include many unseen masterpieces from museums such as the Hermitage and private collections.

About Author

Laula S. Dibais curator of Islamic Art at the Brooklyn Museum of Art and adjunct professor at the Bard Graduate School for Decorative Arts. Maryam Ekhtiaris a research associate with the Qajar Project at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Both live in New York.

Contents

Qajar paintings - a personal reminiscence, B.W. Robinson; Qajar Iran -a historical overview, Abbas Amanat; images of power and the power of images - intention and response in early Qajar painting, 1785-1834, Layla S. Diba; from workshop and bazaar to academy - art training and production in Qajar Iran, Maryam Ekhtiar; art and diplomacy - Qajar paintings at the state Hermitage Museum, Adel T. Adamova; reading for gender through Qajar painting, Afsaneh Najmabadi; popular arts -patronage and piety, Peter Chelkowski.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781860642555
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9781860642555
  • ISBN10: 1860642551

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