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S. B. Downey
monuments generally included in discussions of Parthian art come from the periphery of the Parthian world—Syria, Mesopotamia, the edges of the Iranian plateau.
P. O. Harper
There are major remains of many different types: monumental rock reliefs, silver vessels, stucco architectural decoration, and seals.
The Hellenistic artistic tradition that was transplanted in the Orient in the wake of Alexander’s conquest of the Achaemenid empire provides the common denominator in the earliest monumental works of art from eastern Iran and Bactria.This Article Has Images/Tables.
Of especial importance for the development of art in Islamic Iran was the cultural and artistic legacy of the immediate past.
G. A. Pugachenkova
Under Islam the sculpture and mural painting previously displayed in Central Asia almost completely disappeared, and ornament took pride of place.
The arts of the Safavid period show a far more unitary development than in any other period of Iranian art.
J. M. Scarce
now increasingly recognized as a time of significant change in Persian society. Perhaps the most obvious influence was the impact of Western ideas and technology.This Article Has Images/Tables.
B. W. Robinson
like the Timurid style centuries before, had its origins outside the historical period from which it derives its name.This Article Has Images/Tables.
About the mid-1950s, Iranian modernists started to receive official encouragement via the Department General of Fine Arts (later to become the Ministry of Arts and Culture).This Article Has Images/Tables.
Maria Vittoria Fontana
have contributed significantly to the formation and development of Islamic art, and they can be easily recognized in various contexts, from town-planning to architecture, from the continuity of techniques of both manufacture and decoration to iconography and some of its symbols.This Article Has Images/Tables.