The Feast of Eid Begins
- Subject: Persian Miniature Painting
- Paint Material: Opaque watercolors
- Base Material: Paper (unframed)
- Size: 9 in. wide X 12 in. tall (23 cms X 30.5 cms)
- Age: Modern Handmade Art
- Country of origin: India
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Presenting a dazzling modern handmade reproduction of art attributable to Persian artist Sultan Muhammad, a Persian miniaturist of the Tabriz school during the Safavid period in the 16th Century. The art theme was inspired from the book, Diwan of Hafiz, attributed to the 14th-century Persian poet Hafiz.
The miniature takes us to a vivid court scene during Eid Al Fitr, the end of the fast of Ramadan which begins at the moment when the new moon is sighted. The moon watchers are shown on the roof top. Below, the host (presumably the Prince), oversees a gathering of courtiers, some of whom are entwined with roses in a botanical arabesque, while waiters begin to distribute wine and sweets.
The modern artist has executed the painting in minute delicacy and it is Persian style art at its finest. The hand-painted artwork has been brilliantly achieved with use of meticulous brushwork and fine watercolors.
This painting is a splendid Persian miniature that demonstrates how much we can learn about a society and its aesthetic tastes through its art. When the society is as little known as that of the Middle East, the complex portrait of diverse peoples and activities and the exquisite artistic details the painting can break down our stereotypes of the region and open a new window into learning about the Islamic world.
And you have a chance right now to own and experience a sample of this Persian artwork at a very affordable value.