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Date Created: 01/23/15
Islamic Manuscript Painting and Ways of Seeing Khamsa Text organized into 4 columns Poetic manuscript 5 works Read from right to left Series of rhyming couplets Differs from organization of Qur an Heading visually offset by use of different color ink take up more space announce to reader theme of next section of poetic work similar to Qur an Differs from Qur an when ip page illustration of left side of page no figural images in Qur an manuscript Images intended to be viewed in context of book relates to text adjacent to it Reader anticipation to see beautiful painting when ipping page writing next to picture on diagonal in order to stretch out and take up entire page next to picture Illustration from the Divan of Khwaju Kirmani Only small section of text copied onto page with painting close relationship between two lines of text and painting dramatic moment increase dramatic moment in narrative Divan collection of poetry Humay and Humayum lovers battling each other but don t know until she falls off horse The Mongol Empire Bagdad major capital and center Established in mid 13th century Capital of Mongol empire present day Beijing Mongols convert to Islam Had books produced for them Yusuf and his brothers Told history of Mongols and old testament profits Jesus Buddha Extensive and grand Copied around 13141315 Painting in very small dimensions on e quarter of page text privileged over image Lines surrounding text block tying text to image Text not organized into 4 columns so not rhyming text just to be read across page Joseph shown enthroned major figure brothers have come to court begging for food because of great famine Broken up into thirds columns to divide individuals figures contained Text dominates page Dramatic shading in painting and overlapping to give sense of foreground and background Bahram Gur fighting a Wolf Illustration in middle pushing text up and down off page Text split into columns poetic Book of kings Most popular Persian epic Early 11th century Collection of oral tales story of mythical and historical kings of Iran Famous king shown fighting wolf Splattered blood overlaps with border around text Persian heading above painting explains what viewer is looking at Similar to Qur an recited out loud and memorized preformed not necessarily ready couplets line to line ip through to look at paintings and know what it is without going tough line by line Ruling enframes painting lots of diagonals and shading in painting Adaptation of Chinese scroll painting adapted for this context Action taking place in immediate foreground in both paintings sense of depth uses overlapping trees The lovers Humay and Humayun Bagdad Iraq 1396 Birds eye perspective view from top Sense of spacial recession Pattern and minute detail Everything quite at field of solid pigment marked by many details and patterns much more to look at Composition guilds narrative moment depicted Humay and Humayun meet for first time through gazes Single couplet within painting important to be read with image Contained by ruling around painting The Seduction of Yusuf by Zulaykha Illustration burst out of ruling pop out of text block and ruling has reconfigured itself to take in illustration Text manipulated and incorporated into composition Couplet heading telling Couplets on diagonal incorporated into painting extension of bottom wall and in staircase Yusuf being pursued by Zulaykha against his will chases him through 7 rooms in their home erotic painting depicted in each room catches him in 7th room and makes advance he resists advance Single instance captured in time Twisting turns of banister and staircase produce anxiety and tension architecture and text becomes narrative component to illustration 0 So much detail and so much going Oon eye has to wander over page single moment depicted but viewer has to spend long amount of time looking over entire page 0 Not center of piece but eyes guided to them through lines forced to look at all parts of page eyes free to roam 0 Eye overwhelmed by detail Jesus hands the keys to the church to st peter 0 Jesus at center of page main focus Feast of Sada 0 Scene showing commemoration of discovery of fire 0 Grandson discovered fine saw demons behind bolder throws rock at them spark ignites and fire discovered 0 Painting taking over page illustration breaking out of ruling 0 Figure in center seated on detailed carpet o Figured spirits inhabiting rocks faces within rocks demons hiding behind boulders o Depicting space 0 Mythical king shown throwned in center of piece 0 Painting spills out of ruling couplets on top and bottom lots of detail pattern rhythm o Bird s eye view 0 Not very big 0 Sense of monumentality but at small scale 0 Extreme detail in vegetation
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