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Bihzad

(c. 1450)


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(d. 1535)

Painter of Persian Timurid and early Safavid dynasties. Director of royal library. Supervisor of workshop producing illuminated manuscripts. Founded painting schools in Herat and Tabriz. Noted for liveliness of paintings, sense of movement, reality of figures, individualization of faces, and subtlety of colorings, particularly shades of blue and green.

Subjects: Art.


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