• Imam Khamenei’s Hajj Message - 2016 (Monday 5 September 2016 - 19:54:36)

  • Imam Khamenei’s Hajj Message - 2016

    In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

    And all praise belongs to Allah, ...
  • To the Youth in Western Countries, (Monday 7 December 2015 - 23:07:39)

  • In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

    To the Youth in Western Countries,

    The bitter events brought about by ...
  • Imam Ali\\"s Letter to Malik Ashtar (Sunday 2 March 2014 - 16:29:30)

  • Reza Badrossama has illustrated the book of Imam Ali\\"s Letter to Malik Ashtar:

    Imam Ali\\"s Letter to Malik Ashtar

    This script reads: ...
  • Ameneh Badrossama

  • A Persian miniature is a small painting, whether a book illustration or a separate work of art intended to be kept in an album of such works. The techniques are broadly comparable to the Western and Byzantine traditions of miniatures in illuminated manuscripts, which probably had an influence on the origins of the Persian tradition. Although there is an equally well-established Persian tradition of wall-painting, the survival rate and state of preservation of miniatures is better, and miniatures are much the best-known form of Persian painting in the West. Miniature painting became a significant Persian form in the 13th century, and the highest point in the tradition was reached in the 15th and 16th centuries. The tradition continued, under some Western influence, after this, and has many modern exponents. The Persian miniature was the dominant influence on other Islamic miniature traditions, principally the Ottoman miniature in Turkey, and the Mughal miniature in the Indian sub-continent.

    The themes of Persian miniature are mostly related to Persian mythology and poetry. Western artists discovered the Persian miniature around the beginning of the 20th century. Persian miniatures uses pure geometry and a vivid palette. The allure of Persian miniature painting lies in its absorbing complexities and in the surprising way it speaks to large questions about the nature of art and the perception of its masterpieces.

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