Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Miraj by Sultan Muhummad

Miraj by Sultan Muhammad (active early 16th C.)

I can't remember how I bumped into
Greg Roberts' site ,
but what a thrill.

The artist lived during that exciting period
when Babur , Shah Ismail I, and Selim I
were building three great Islamic empires.
(Moghul, Persian, and Ottoman)

This is one of the greatest paintings of the 16th C.

(and that was a great century for painting!)

Greg will continue
to post large images
of this great period of painting
which looks so good on a computer screen
since the paint is so thin
and the original images
are of a similar size.

it's the last thing
an art museum
would ever think of doing)


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