Series: Iranian Handicraft and Art – Painting

Painting

Oriental historian Basil Gray believes “Iran has offered a particularly unique art to the world which is excellent in its kind”.

Painting in Iran is thought to have reached a peak during the Tamerlane era

when outstanding masters such as Kamaleddin Behzad gave birth to a new style of painting.

Qajarid paintings, for instance, are a combination of European influences and Safavid miniature schools of painting such as those introduced by Reza Abbasi.

 

Masters such as Kamal-ol-Molk further pushed forward the European influence in Iran. It was during the Qajar era when “Teahouse painting” emerged.

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