Monday, July 20, 2009

i LOVE mondays - Arts : Mi'raj

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

A 16th century Persian miniature painting celebrating Prophet Muhammad's ascent into the Heavens, a journey known as the Miraj. Prophet Muhammad's face is veiled, a common practice in Islamic art.

This was perhaps the aged Sultan Muhammad's (Persian painter) last painting, and it is an unquestioned masterpiece. Shah Tashmasp, the ruler of Iran, had by this point become more orthodox and disenchanted with miniature painting, and this work stands as one of the last paintings dedicated to him.

i LOVE mondays - from Pearl's heart : Art Appreciation simply means being able to look at works and form your own opinions. I believe this artwork is not meant to depict the actual event but the artist impression of the event through his LOVE for Art. A talent that not many possessed.

xoxo - Pearl