The word "miniature" is a French word that means "small and delicate nature," and it entered Persian almost as early as the Qajar period and the last century. However, prior to and following that, Iranian artists frequently use the term "illumination" to describe and introduce their art. Persian Miniature art encompasses any fine art in any form or shape, sometimes in the form of paintings and tablous, and sometimes as Persian miniature pottery.
Different Types of Decorative Persian Miniature painting
In fact, the Persian miniature is not limited to a single or a few techniques. Miniatures can be expanded indefinitely based on personal preference. However, color-dependent Persian miniature techniques can be divided into three categories:
Colorless Persian Miniature: In this technique, you can paint on light pages with black or other dark colors. Among Iranian artists, this technique has a long history.
Sefid-Ghalam Persian Miniature: This technique is actually the opposite of the colorless technique in that it is painted on a black or dark canvas with a white or light pencil. In this technique, golden color is also used briefly.
Colored Persian Miniature: Golden color is distinctly used in this technique. Colored miniatures first gained popularity in Iran around 400 years ago, during the Safavid period, and with the works of Master Reza Abbasi. The use of color in these paintings creates a stunning and magnificent effect. Physical and mental colors are the two types of colors that are commonly used in colored miniatures. Mental colors are less concentrated and thus appear paler. These hues are used to convey inner feelings as well as mystical and esoteric themes. The second type, or physical colors, on the other hand, have a high concentration and are used to depict fine motifs rather than subtle human emotions.
Common Themes in Persian Miniature Painting
Nature, domestic and wild animals, birds and Simorgh as a mystical symbol, dragons and angels, dervishes, demons, angels, beautiful and aristocratic women, rural life, farms, pastures and plains, disciple and master, historical events, and so on are common themes in Persian miniatures.
The use of poems of famous Iranian poets in the margins of Persian miniature paintings was very common and contributed to the work's increasing value.
Tips to buy a Persian Miniature Painting Online
The color of a miniature painting is an important point when purchasing one. To create a beautiful space with colored miniatures, it is critical to pay attention to the color match between the home decoration and the Persian miniature painting.
Another important point is the type of work. Persian miniature artists create their works on canvas, paper, crosses, wood, and other materials. You can choose the material for your miniature painting based on your personal preferences and needs.
It is critical to consider the size of the frame and the painting when selecting a miniature painting. When purchasing large miniature paintings, it is necessary to consider a large wall on which to hang them. Large paintings on small walls do not have the desired aesthetic effect.
Another consideration when purchasing Persian miniatures is the authenticity of the Persian miniature paintings. Authentic paintings typically have a lot of detail in the margins, whereas miniature printed and computer images lack these margins and elegance.
Persian Miniature on Decorative Handicrafts
In addition to Persian miniature paintings and pictures, there are other paintings that are used as decorative goods with Persian miniature designs and in small and delicate dimensions, such as Persian miniature dishes. Because of the elegance and art used in them, these dishes are usually small in size and command a high price.
These decorative objects in home design add a unique and magnificent touch to your space. Copper, porcelain, clay, and glass are the most popular Persian miniature dishes. Miniature copper dishes, on the other hand, are typically more expensive than others. Persian miniature copper dishes, in addition to their beauty and elegance, have a long life, which adds to their value. Indeed, the amount and quality of copper used in these dishes affect their price and value.
For many years, all kinds of Iranian carpets have been exported to different parts of the world, and today, due to the capabilities and knowledge available in the CyrusCrafts collection, Other Persian products and handicrafts are offered more and more in global markets.
Cyruscrafts specializes in the supply, sale, and export of the finest Persian miniature art and handicrafts. Throughout our store, you will find high-class, one-of-a-kind products which will give your home or office a unique character.
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