Q1. What cultures influenced Persian paintings?
Persian paintings are
a superb example of the intermingling of several cultures in the production of
an art form. These artworks draw their inspirations from ancient Greek art,
Chinese paintings introduced in Persia under the Mongols, and the regional
textual and mythical traditions of Persia.
Q2. What did Persians use in art?
Persians used best
quality papers produced in regions such as Daulatabad, Samarqand, and China
which were colored with paints obtained from natural sources such as stones and
chemical treatment of certain elements (for example copper fillings were mixed
with vinegar to get green color), and metallic coating of gold and silver to
embellish the artwork. Calligraphy forms a vital part of Persian miniatures,
which was done by shaping reed pieces with special knives and brushes for
painting the miniatures were obtained from the hair of certain animals, such as
the white cat bred solely for the hair from its tail used in the brushes.
Q3. What style is Persian art?
Persian art reflects
the fusion of a variety of styles such as Greek, Chinese, Indian and Iranian.
Persian paintings represent the miniature style of paintings, in which small
pieces of paper serve as the canvas for the artists, who tell stories from the
cultural and historical past of Persian using intricate details and unique
elements like calligraphy.
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