Iranian painting that started its formation from of prehistorically, millenniums, continued its formation manner in historical era and Iranian Islamic era, because of having special characteristics, it can be divided in to two main branches.
• West branch with mutual relation with BYZANCE art.(East Roman Empire)
• East branch prevailed in Iranian east lands.
Iranian painting can be in three eras but separated till end of GAGAARIEH dynasty.
1-The first centuries till Christian 13th century (Hegira 7th)
2- End of Christian 13th century (Hegira 7th) till end of17th century.
3-End of Christian 17th century (Hegira 11th) till Christian 19th century (Hegira 13th)
The Iranian picture arts have special features to other western, for east and Indian picture arts. Those features that each of them need to study and separate survey, including
A- Cognitive feature
B- Attributive feature
C- Structure feature
D- Performance feature
E- Technical feature
F- Symbolism (Esoteric) "Farrah. Light angel. Mandala"
Cite this article:
Mehrdad Ahmad Amiraghaie. (Historical Pathway of Iranian painting) (Methods and era, features). Research J. Humanities and Social Sciences. 4(4): October-December, 2013, 435- 442