Iran is filled with tombs of poets and musicians, such as this one belonging to Rahi Mo'ayeri. An illustration of Iran's deep artistic heritage.
Iran is home to one of the richest art heritages in world history and encompasses disciplines including painting, weaving, pottery, calligraphy, metalworking and stone masonry. Photo by Zereshk, using Sony 5. ... Photo by Zereshk, using Sony 5. ... Rahi Moayeris tomb is enclosed by a glass case at Darband, Shemiran, Tehran. ... The Mona Lisa is perhaps the best-known artistic painting in the Western world. ... Weaving is an ancient textile art and craft that involves placing two sets of threads or yarn made of fiber called the warp and weft of the loom and turning them into cloth. ... A man shapes pottery as it turns on a wheel. ... Calligraphy in a Latin Bible of AD 1407 on display in Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England. ... Metalworking is the craft and practice of working with metals to create parts or structures. ... Stone masons have existed since the dawn of civilization, constructing some of the most long lasting ancient monuments, artifacts and cities. ...
Categories: Art stubs | Iran-related stubs | Iranian art Persian art is conscious of a great past, and monumental in many respects. ... Figurines playing stringed instruments, excavated at Susa, 3rd millenia BC. Iran National Museum. ... House of Haj Ali Khan Zand, Qajar era, Qom. ... Art depicting two men in a Persian Garden Persian Gardens refers to a tradition and style of garden design which originated in Persia, modernday Iran. ...
Persianart borrowed heavily from the indigenous Elamite civilization and Mesopotamia and later from Hellenism (as can be seen with statues from the Greek period).
Persians artistic expression can be seen as far back as the Achaemenid period as numerous statues depicting various important figures, usually of political significance as well as religious, such as the Immortals (elite troops of the emperor) are indicative of the influence of Mesopotamia and ancient Babylon.
Persian architecture streams over the borders of Iran and is clearly seen throughout Central Asia as with the Bibi Khanum Mosque in Samarkand and the Minaret of Jam in western Afghanistan.
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