Iran’s art heritages where different civilizations and cultural traditions converge
Iran’s art heritages where different civilizations and cultural traditions converge
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Why did Mughal emperor Jahangir issue these rare and singular astrology-themed coins?
Why did Mughal emperor Jahangir issue these rare and singular astrology-themed coins?
September 13, 2022

Eyvind Earle (American, 1916-2000), “Concept Art” (1958), from Sleeping Beauty (Walt Disney Productions), gouache on board, 9 1/4 × 21 3/4 inches, Hilbert Collection (© Disney Enterprises, Inc., courtesy the Getty Center) LOS ANGELES — To explain why I am standing outside the dinner theater juggernaut Medieval Times in the name of journalism, I would have to go back to the beginning: specifically, to 500 CE, the generally agreed upon start of the Middle Ages, which is a contemporary term for a 1,000-year period (500–1500) in world history. This term is now preferred to the “Dark Ages,” which derived from the assumption that the enlightened learning of Greco-Roman antiquity was extinguished with the collapse of the Roman empire. The retroactive valorizing of past eras — reflected in our names for them — is as constant as our passage into new ones. The Getty Center’s latest exhibition, The Fantasy of […]

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