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Soltan Kashefi J. Comparison of paintings of Tower of Babel, miniatures of Behzad and a painting by Sahifeh Banu - similarities and differences. mth 2017; 7 (13) :93-112
URL: http://mth.aui.ac.ir/article-1-781-en.html
Visual Arts Painting Department, Tehran Art University, Tehran, Iran , 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, this research aims to uncover the seemingly hidden and obscured reasons behind it. To this end, this study examines and analyzes 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 to be answered is;” Does the Persian miniature like Khovarnagh Palace  own the same ideologies and values the same as Tower of Babel in Western miniatures or due to various reasons, they have got some other thinking and interpretation? As the findings of this research, it has to be mentioned that, besides the differences, Persian miniature - rooted in an ancient oriental culture –has also a lot of similarities in comparison to western cultures and civilizations; such as avoiding void, characterization, gradient and shaping, removal of perspective, the use of unreal colors, and regarding the choice of subject matter, the use of historical buildings and the attention to working class people instead of a monarchy. Ultimately, as the obtained results, it should be said that impacts occurred by different landmasses regarding the variability of religious, traditional approaches as well as the social values of “time” are all matters which should be proceeded with. Thus, the created visual atmosphere guides the addressee to investigate the similarities and differences.  And changes in races, civilizations and cultures or even in various nations have a significant role in creating aforementioned points. Given the fact that factors and elements formed in “Persian miniature”, in addition to their differences, have also similarities with “European miniature” and particularly “Western painting”, thus in this comparison and inquiry, one can point out these differences and similarities between these artworks very well.
Research method: Analytic –Descriptive method. References are taken from library resources and also, in some cases, from reliable internet websites.
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