The Convergence of Persian Architecture with Miniature

Document Type : Research Article


1 Assistant Professor, At Department of Agricultural Sciences and Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran.

2 M.A. Architecture, Department of Architecture, Ahvaz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Iran.

3 M. A. Architecture, Department of Architecture, Ahvaz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Iran.


Problem statement: Painting is considered as a way for understanding and reviving the principles in Persian -Islamic architecture. In order to understand these paintings, their features should be identified, and the governing principles as well as depicting architecture should be achieved. Evaluating the creation of space and using the principles of Persian architecture by the Iranian artist in his works help to understand Persian paintings better. In addition, the lack of a coherent and systematic method for expressing and understanding the images of paintings, as the historical documents of Islamic architecture, necessitates the recognition of these two arts more than ever.
Research question: Which principles and points can be understood by evaluating the role of Persian architecture in traditional miniature paintings and matching to historical monuments?
Research objective: The present comparative study of the basic concepts related to Persian architecture with painting aimed to find the most widely used principles and concepts of Persian architecture manifested in the  paintings.
Research Method: In the present qualitative and comparative study, the sources were collected by the library method and analyzed using qualitative analysis and graphical analysis.
Conclusion: The findings indicated that Iranian painters have painted by following the principles of Persian architecture fully and consciously and using the measures that showed convergence and compliance with the principles in architecture. Subsequently, proving the convergence of the principles in painting with the principles of Persian architecture indicated that the common principles in the concept of diversity  in unity, which is one of the basic concepts in Persian -Islamic architecture, had the greatest manifestation in painting.


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