Harvard University,  FAS
Spring 1998

History of Art and Architecture 229

Persian Painting (14th—17th Centuries): Between Figuration and Abstraction

David J. Roxburgh

Catalog Number: 9236
Enrollment: Limited to 12
Half course (spring term).
M., 3–5.

Fundamental questions are sidestepped in the study of Persian “miniature” painting (style; authorship; figuration; changing functions of painting within the shifting context of the book), in favor of taxonomic approaches. Seminar examines scholarly definitions of the visual tradition’s salient features and explores tensions between these and ones contemporary to production.

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