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Painting about Painting

Lamia Balafrej

in The Making of the Artist in Late Timurid Painting

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474437431
eISBN:
9781474464918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474437431.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book constitutes the first exploration of artistic self-reflection in Islamic art. In the absence of a tradition of self-portraiture, how could artists signal their presence within a painting? ... More


Chapter One: Pictorial Preface

Lamia Balafrej

in The Making of the Artist in Late Timurid Painting

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474437431
eISBN:
9781474464918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474437431.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The introduction presents the book’s main arguments, its methodological principles, its objects of study and the social and artistic context of the late Timurid period. While most scholarship on ... More


The Making of the Artist in Late Timurid Painting

Lamia Balafrej

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474437431
eISBN:
9781474464918
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474437431.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book constitutes the first exploration of artistic self-reflection in Islamic art. In the absence of a tradition of self-portraiture, how could artists signal their presence within a painting? ... More


Art, Allegory and the Rise of Shi'ism in Iran, 1487-1565

Chad Kia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474450386
eISBN:
9781474464864
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450386.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Some of the world’s most exquisite medieval paintings, from late fifteenth-century Herat and the early Safavid workshops, illustrate well-known episodes of popular romances––like Leyla & Majnun––that ... More


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