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 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 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 […]
May 6, 2022

The Week in Art

The Philip Guston Now exhibition in the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (until 11 September) Photo: © Museum […]
May 4, 2022

About the Persian miniature.

History of the Painting art in Iran: A Persian miniature is a more detailed painting, which depicts literature or mythological themes from the region of the […]
May 3, 2022

RUSTAM KICKING AWAY THE BOULDER PUSHED BY BAHMAN

RUSTAM KICKING AWAY THE BOULDER PUSHED BY BAHMAN ATTRIBUTED TO AQA MIRAK, ASSISTED BY QASIM BIN ‘ALI, SAFAVID TABRIZ, CIRCA 1530 Folio 451 from the Shah […]
May 3, 2022

Persian Illuminations Tutorial

The start of June, I took two classes with the very talented Persian manuscripts and miniatures artist, Farkhondeh Ahmadzadeh at the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts […]