[Home ] [Archive]   [ فارسی ]  
:: Main :: About :: Current Issue :: Archive :: Search :: Submit :: Contact ::
Main Menu
About ARIA::
Journal Information::
Articles archive::
For Authors::
For Reviewers::
Contact us::
Site Facilities::
Search in website

Advanced Search
Receive site information
Enter your Email in the following box to receive the site news and information.
:: Volume 11, Issue 43 (9-2022) ::
کیمیای هنر 2022, 11(43): 73-87 Back to browse issues page
Comparison of Miniature of Mughal School and Herat School based on Coomaraswamy Thought
Seyed Mohsen Mousavi *
Abstract:   (1346 Views)
This article aims to compare the paintings of Gurkani School( paintings of Mughal Court in India) and the paintings of Herat school, based on Coomaraswamy’s thoughts. Coomaraswamy’s thoughts have been used in comparing the two schools, because there is something unexpected in his works, that is, attributing undesirable elements to Islamic art! While, other proponents of the Traditionalist School, have been praising this art. Thus, our purpose is to show the undesirable elements do not exist in the whole structure of Islamic art. Rather, it exists only in a part of this art, especially in the paintings of Gurkani School unlike the Herat School, which is approved by Coomaraswamy, as one of the glory examples of Islamic traditional art. This purpose is pursued through a descriptive-analytical research method with a comparative approach. The findings reveal that  the existence of non-traditional elements in the Gurkani School such as paying attention to the artist as a unique character, using historical subjects, imitating nature, employing worldly and luxury oriented views has separated this school of painting from Islamic art tradition. Whereas, the School of Herat is identified with its traditional characteristics, for example, having a traditional origin, conceiving the artist as a part of the traditional process, and encompassing metaphorical themes and styles.
Keywords: Ananda Coomaraswamy, Gurkani School, Herat School, traditional art
Full-Text [PDF 658 kb]   (467 Downloads)    
Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2020/10/22 | Accepted: 2021/07/11
Send email to the article author

Add your comments about this article
Your username or Email:


XML   Persian Abstract   Print

Download citation:
BibTeX | RIS | EndNote | Medlars | ProCite | Reference Manager | RefWorks
Send citation to:

Mousavi S M. Comparison of Miniature of Mughal School and Herat School based on Coomaraswamy Thought. کیمیای هنر 2022; 11 (43) :73-87
URL: http://kimiahonar.ir/article-1-2124-en.html

Rights and permissions
Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
Volume 11, Issue 43 (9-2022) Back to browse issues page
Persian site map - English site map - Created in 0.05 seconds with 37 queries by YEKTAWEB 4639