9781474437431-1474437435-The Making of the Artist in Late Timurid Painting (Edinburgh Studies in Islamic Art)

The Making of the Artist in Late Timurid Painting (Edinburgh Studies in Islamic Art)

ISBN-13: 9781474437431
ISBN-10: 1474437435
Edition: 1
Author: Balafrej, Lamia
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Format: Hardcover 280 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781474437431
ISBN-10: 1474437435
Edition: 1
Author: Balafrej, Lamia
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Format: Hardcover 280 pages

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Acknowledged authors Balafrej, Lamia wrote The Making of the Artist in Late Timurid Painting (Edinburgh Studies in Islamic Art) comprising 280 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1474437435 and 9781474437431. Since then The Making of the Artist in Late Timurid Painting (Edinburgh Studies in Islamic Art) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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In the absence of a tradition of self-portraiture, how could artists signal their presence within a painting? Centred on late Timurid manuscript painting (ca. 1470-1500), this book reveals that pictures could function as the painter's delegate, charged with the task of centring and defining artistic work, even as they did not represent the artist's likeness. Influenced by the culture of the majlis, an institutional gathering devoted to intricate literary performances and debates, late Timurid painters used a number of strategies to shift manuscript painting from an illustrative device to a self-reflective object, designed to highlight the artist's imagination and manual dexterity. These strategies include visual abundance, linear precision, the incorporation of inscriptions addressing aspects of the painting and the artist's signature. Focusing on one of the most iconic manuscripts of the Persianate tradition, the Cairo Bustan made in late Timurid Herat and bearing the signatures of the painter Bihzad, this book explores Persian manuscript painting as a medium for artistic performance and self-representation, a process by which artistic authority was shaped and discussed.

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