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Glass Paintings of Shahnameh Inspired by 19th Century Lithograph

A reverse-glass painting featured at the exhibitA reverse-glass painting featured at the exhibit

A collection of glass paintings created on the basis of the illustrations in an old lithograph of Shahnameh (book of kings) is on view at Malek National Museum and Library in Tehran
The exhibition opened May 15 and for one month. It features a collection of 24 artworks by 13 artists, based on a famous lithograph of Shahnameh created by 19th century master of Persian lithographic illustration Mirza Aliqoli Khoyi, ISNA reported on its Persian website.
The lithograph of Shahnameh, illustrated by Khoyi, is the first of its kind and was printed in 1884. The 595-page book, scripted in nastaliq calligraphy, includes 56 illustrations and has been preserved at Malek Museum. Nastaliq is a cursive and flexible style in calligraphy with long horizontal strokes and short verticals.


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