Talk: The Art of Portraiture in 17th Century Isfahan

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Wednesday, 13 July 2022

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Chester Beatty
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About this event

Join Dr Negar Habibi (Soudavar Foundation Fellow, University of Genewa) for this talk on the Art of Portraiture in 17th-centure Isfahan: The Changing Tradition, part of the Coming to Isfahan lecture series.

This talk delves into Persian portrait art in the seventeenth century by reviewing single-sheet paintings and drawings. Safavid Isfahan introduced remarkably different themes into Persian painting, alongside new technical variants. As a new subject, portraiture found a considerable audience among royal patrons and the larger Isfahan public.

Onsite Lecture will be held in the museum’s Lecture Theatre via Zoom, followed by live Q&A.

Each Coming to Isfahan lecture will be followed by a short tour of Meeting in Isfahan with the Curator of Islamic Collections, Dr Moya Carey.

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