Painting of Gol or morgh (flowers and birds)

Painting of Gol or morgh (flowers and birds)

Already millennia before the birth of Christ the use of volatile images and flowers on works such as terracotta objects or murals was common. These images, in the course of the Islamic era, have come to reach a perfection and elegance that were previously unknown. By virtue of this, the Gol or morgh managed to carve out an exclusive space among the various arts.
Precisely because of this ancient precedent in national culture and arts, this style has been used in all traditional artistic branches.
The Gol or morgh, in the Iranian artistic tradition linked to painting, should be considered as belonging to the branch of the miniature.
Arts such as the miniature, the tazhib, the tash'ir, the Gol or morgh, the Gol or buteh, etc., have been linked to disciplines such as calligraphy and ketābārāi (the miniature work done on manuscripts).
The representations of birds and flowers, in Iranian art, have a dated past. A past that has its roots in the Iranian culture. The Simorgh represents the most illustrious and symbolic example of this. Connected to vegetation and its prosperity, this bird is called "phoenix" in the Islamic tradition and "Sin Muru" in the Pahlavi language.
The first representations of birds and birds on manuscripts must be re-ascended to a period that in the historiography of Iranian art in the Islamic era is called Maktab-e Baghdād ("School of Baghdād").
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