:: Volume 3, Issue 12 (11-2014) ::
کیمیای هنر 2014, 3(12): 67-86 Back to browse issues page
A Brief on the Interrelations of Illustrations in Gilgamesh Emphasizing Monomyth-Transtextual Studies
Bahman NamvarMotlagh * , Nasim Fakharizadeh
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The quest for eternal life and immortality and seeking to escape death are one of the most important intellectuall concern in history that can be traced back to early human life. Human being ,in the way of finding a solution for immortality and realization of his dream , has done narration and manifested this dream in religious and national and mythological characters who are in literary and art works of various human civilization and cultures. The most clear Mesopotamia mythological character is Gillgamesh who did travel to discover mystery of immortality and finally got. This narration has manifested in different formats because of specific features in various human culturs. At this text we pay more attension to illustration as one of the important media in order to investigate the narration in two diffrent culture based on new approaches including monomyth theory and with analytical – comparative method . We have chosen two pictures from the first and latest illustrated versions in order to find the status of pictures according to Campbell hero - s pattern and finally to study the reason of their status and get the view of those illustrators about death. Our findings show the influence of social and cultural context on artists.
Keywords: Monomyth, Transtextuality, Gillgamesh, Illustration, Morteza Momayyez, Arving Amen
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/05/3 | Accepted: 2015/05/3

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