|Scene from the Demotte or Great Mongol, 1320s, Illustration of the Great Mongol |
Shah Nama. Bahram Gur is fighting a lion. A rich tradition of painted images
can be found, usually in miniature, if you go back far enough.
|Mahmoud Farshchian Self-portrait|
|The Fifth Day of Creation, 2007-12, Mahmoud Farshchian. |
If Michelangelo had been Persian, the Sistine ceiling might have looked like this.
|A long, Persian tradition of miniature|
painting on paper is evident in
Farshchian's technical prowess.
|Oh, God, Mahmoud Farshchian.|
|Worship, Mahmoud Farschian|
|Evening of Ashura, 1976, Mahmoud Farshchian|
|Self-portrait, Mahmoud Farshchian. The artist apparently has a sense of humor.|