Written in gold: exploring golden manuscripts from around the world
Written in gold: exploring golden manuscripts from around the world
June 15, 2022
The Written Word: Timeless Arabic & Hebrew Calligraphy
The Written Word: Timeless Arabic & Hebrew Calligraphy
June 24, 2022

TEHRAN – An art of exceptionally complex style, painstaking detail, and intricate narrative, Persian miniatures do not prompt an immediate response from anyone whose eyes are accustomed to rapid visual comprehension. The two-dimensional artwork involves the design and creation of small paintings on books, papier-mâché, rugs, textiles, walls, ceramics and other items using raw materials such as gold, silver and various organic substances. Experts believe that miniature is an art that brings the ability to depict the whole of nature in a small frame and essentially refers to any delicate artistic phenomenon, regardless of the way it has been created. As mentioned by Visit Iran, the word miniature literally means a small and delicate nature, though the word itself has entered the Persian language in the middle of the recent century, and almost since the Qajar period (1789–1925), it is an art which has for long existed and is […]

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