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Mousavi Lar A. Coincidental Features in the Thoughts of Two Artistic Geniuses at the Golden Eras of the Eastern and Western Art. IQBQ. 13 (3) :95-114
URL: http://eijh.modares.ac.ir/article-27-11866-en.html
Department of Art, Alzahra University
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Two oriental and western symbols are recorded in the memory of the world. Kamal Al-din Behzad (1460-1535.A.D./ 865-942 A.H.) is the painter of Iran's golden era and Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519.A.D./ 857-925 A.H.) is the verstile artist of Italian Renaissance. The life stories of these two artists are more or les similar. During childhood, both experienced a hard time and during youth and adulthood their artistic styles not only changed the art of their own time but have greatly influenced the future generation. Aim: Finding the common artistic opinions, thoughts and behaviors of the two contemporaries but with two quite different artistic, social and cultural styles. Method: In this study, attempt is made to review the works and approaches of the two artists, comparatively and analytically using the archive method. Findings: The common and coincidental features being observed are as follows: 1-Applying dramatic expressionism 2-Applying intuitional and emotional expressionism, particularly in portraiture (expression) 3-Creating emotional relationship among the figures 4-Associating the figures with architectural and natural backgrounds 5-Creating extraordinary figures 6-Directing conflicts 7-Giving conscious attention to war themes (More than a typical narration of an exciting event) 8-Employing spiral infrastructure in composition Conclusion: Some basic common changes occurred simultaneously at two distant places in the Iranian and Italian arts. Although the two artists had been living in two completely different geographical and cultural environment, even working with two different styles in the visual arts, they had rather similar features regarding their ideas and artistic issues. By comparing the works of these two artists, we can find their imaginative behaviors in terms of visualizing ideas and themes as well as narrating religious and war subjects.
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Received: 2010/05/31 | Accepted: 2010/05/31 | Published: 2010/05/31

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