Thursday, April 24, 2014

U is for Kamāl ud-Dīn Behzād

I know nothing about Persian art, but that won't stop me from showing the beautiful images I found by Kamāl ud-Dīn Behzād.  The techniques used are like those seen in illuminated manuscripts.  Miniature painting became a significant Persian genre in the 13th century, with a peak in 15th and 16th centuries.    Kamāl ud-Dīn Behzād was the director of a royal workshop producing miniature paintings.  I really love the architecture.

Yusef and Zuleykha

Hunting Ground

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  1. The details and the textile look in all these are beautiful. I love your U! It is outstanding! The sprouts are what really pull it all together. It is a bit like a post I have for next month's hop I am the shape, anyway. Hard to believe you are on U already!

  2. a Great U-Love the sprouts and the beautiful bluish/purply beads. Their work is stunning and so detailed-The hunting scene with that great border is my fav but all are excuisite

  3. I love the beads in your U!!! I like that art too, it's very vibrant.

  4. Each beaded letter gets that can be, I don't know, because I've loved them all. This Letter U certainly reflects the Persian Art you have sharedSue at CollectInTexas Gal. Wonderful.


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