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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 157 ART AROUND THE WORLD

Persian Miniatures

PAINTED POETRY

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Peek inside any Persian scientific, historical, or poetic manuscript made since the 13th century and you will find tiny painted worlds filled with brave soldiers, noble sheiks, and love-sick princesses surrounded by flowers and animals. Traditional miniature paintings served as illustrations accompanying a text, like a snapshot of the action and key players in a story. The size of the image was dictated by the borders of the page, most no larger than a contemporary 8-1/2 ...

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