June 27, 2022

Rich volume examining knights and their shining armour goes beyond popular romantic notions

Book provides excellent overview of the history of and meaning behind orders, tournaments and armour An illustration from the 14th-century Codex Manesse of John, Duke of […]
June 24, 2022

The Written Word: Timeless Arabic & Hebrew Calligraphy

The Woolf Institute has an international reputation for its interfaith work and is dedicated to educating the public about the heritage of the Abrahamic faiths – […]
June 18, 2022

Persian miniature offers scenes of esthetic heights

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 […]
June 15, 2022

Written in gold: exploring golden manuscripts from around the world

Gold speaks in a universal tongue and has long held a special place in manuscript traditions around the world. Throughout the centuries, it has been incorporated […]
June 9, 2022

The Healing Mother Earth

  “She has been my friend and passion during the Covid lockdown. I started working on her in early July – 2021 and it took over […]
June 8, 2022

How Shahzia Sikander Remade the Art of Miniature Painting

In 2019, two Persian paintings sold in a private-auction house, in London, for roughly eight hundred thousand pounds each. The paintings were illuminated manuscripts, or “miniature” […]
June 5, 2022

Minister cuts ribbon on new miniature museum

Ezzatollah Zarghami TEHRAN – Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Minister Ezzatollah Zarghami on Thursday inaugurated a new miniature museum in Tabriz, northwest Iran. The museum has […]
June 5, 2022

Mughal painting in its sequel

Note: To commemorate the 38th death anniversary of renowned historian ABM Habibullah we are reprinting one of his articles on Mughal painting. The article was first […]
May 28, 2022

A deep neural network based framework for restoring the damaged persian pottery via digital inpainting

An interesting article on using Deep Neural Netowrks to restore damaged biomorphic arts Highlights • Addressing the problem of Persian pottery restoration for the first time. […]
May 26, 2022

Texts and Translations of Hâfiz

THE only original text of the Dîivân of Hâfiz which can be read with any degree of pleasure, or without impairing and imperiling even the strongest […]