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Soltan Kashefi J. A comparison between paintings of Tower of Babel and miniatures of Behzad(Case study: similaritues and differences). Scientific Journal of Motaleate-e Tatbighi-e Honar. 2017; 7 (13)
URL: http://mth.aui.ac.ir/article-1-781-en.html

Associate professor, Visual Arts Painting Department, Tehran Art University , j_Soltankashefi@yahoo.com
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Since there are distinctive similarities and differences between miniatures and paintings of Tower of babel and Khovarnagh Palace,  in this research it has been endeavored to uncover the seemingly hidden and obscured reasons behind it. Therefore the purpose and objective for writing this article is examining and analyzing the visual structure of Persian miniatures in comparison to Western miniatures in order to find differences and similarities taken shape in Tower of Babel and Khovarnagh Palace.

Hence in this research first the main question will be answered which is: Does the Persian miniature – such as Khovarnagh Palace - own the same ideologies and values as the Western miniatures – such as Tower of Babel - or for numerous reasons they have several differences? Also Whether Western miniatures and Western paintings are completely apart or the two are not greatly different in structure and idea?

As findings of this research it has to be mentioned apart from differences, Persian miniature - which is rooted in an ancient oriental culture – in comparison between western cultures and civilisations has a lot of similaritues too; such as avoiding void, characterisation, gradient and shaping, remove of perspective, the use of unreal colours; and regarding the choice of subject matter, the use of historical buildings and the attention to working class people instead of monarchy.

Ultimately as the conclusion the changes in “time” and “place“ or in another word distance and proximity between various nations – within existing traditions and ethics of the time - not only has a significant influence in creation of said artworks but racial, social and cultural adaptations – as well as various vibrant ethnic groups – also are not without influence in conception of these works of art. 

Therefore considering features and elements formed in “Persian miniature” considerably varies from “European miniature” and particularly “Western painting”, thus in this comparison and study, differences and similarities between these artworks will be noticeably revealed.

Research method: Analytic –Descriptive. References are from library resources and in some cases from reliable internet websites.

     
Type of Study: Research | Subject: هنرهای تجسمی

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