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Ashura in "Coffee House" Paintings
Coffee-house painting is an Iranian narrative painting style with epical, religious and festive themes emerging during the Constitution Movement (1906) on the basis of Iranian folklore, epical and religious art traditions.
Salam Art Creations Institute, a Tehran-based private organization promoting Iranian arts, will open an exhibition at Cemal Resit Rey Concert Hall in Istanbul today...
The 2nd International Festival of Islamic Arts, Crafts and Creativity opened in Tabriz on Friday to showcase artworks from over 35 countries...
The National Library and Archives of Iran (NLAI) has honored Iranian scholar and translator Sirus Parham, who is mostly known for writing and editing works on Persian art and literature...
Calligraphers from five countries will attend a meeting on contemporary thuluth calligraphy in Tehran...
Aghili art gallery in Tehran will host an exhibition of a number of Iranian traditional teahouse paintings depicting the Ashura tragedy and the martyrdom of Imam Hossein (a), his family and companions...
 
 
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Traces of Anciant Egyptian Culture & Civilization
How do legends make use of historic events? What role does the collective memory of nations play in this use?...
The present article is based on published examples of the most famous illustrations of Persian manuscripts. Among these, nearly 140 illustrations from more than 70 manuscripts depict one or more aspects of spring and their origins range from the last decade of the 14th century to the third decade of the 17th. Iranian collective memory traces back the distinct particularities of spring to the era of Kaykavoos, and.....
Shah ‘Abbas I, in a letter to the imprisoned Seal Keeper, Jalal-ed-Din Amir-Beik, unambiguously mentions a significant event of Safavid times, namely the Persians’ efforts at migrating to India...
The Eastern sources of Western art have long been identified. Emile Mâle, Henri Focillon and Jean Baltrusaitis have traced back the major characteristics of this influence to their origins. They have explored the meanders of this river, which has been the feeding source of European art in the Middle Ages and the fountainhead of its prosperity...
Sometimes in the history of art everything seems to be happening everywhere, all at once. The 16th century was like that.
Each year the municipality of Paris, along with the Association for the Friends of the Bagatelle, holds an exhibition to present the relationship between man and his environment, especially his garden.
 

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