Iranian, Russian centers to discuss man’s place in Safavid paintings 

May 15, 2020 - 18:14

TEHRAN – Man’s place in the paintings created during the Safavid period (1501–1736), a golden age of Iranian art, will be scrutinized during a webinar, which is scheduled to be organized by several Iranian and Russian cultural centers on Monday.

Iran’s Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies and the Iranian Association of Russian Language and Literature will organize the webinar in collaboration with the Higher School of Economics and the Ibn Sina Islamic Culture Research Foundation in Moscow, the organizers have announced.

The webinar, which will start at 7:30 pm on Adobe connect, will be held in memory of Mais Dzangir-ogly Nazarli, a Russian art historian who died few weeks ago. He was also an expert on Safavid-era art and the author of “Lam and Alif, or Love in Islamic Calligraphy”.

“The Royal Spirit of the Safavid Paintings” and “The Issue of the Interpretation of the Creative Method of Safavid Painters”, are among the over 30 articles Nazarli wrote about the Safavid art. 

The organizers have provided simultaneous translation for the Russian-speaking audience.

Hanif Rahimi, a professor of Islamic art at Yazd University, will deliver a lecture at the webinar.

Photo: A mural features a miniature painting at Chehel Sotun Palace, a Safavid-era monument in Isfahan. 


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