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Unformatted text preview: CVSP 251: Islamic Art & Culture Dr. Hadi Maktabi Spring 2009 Final Exam 2 Hours Please answer the following questions in essay form separately, using clear and well-built arguments. Give examples wherever necessary to support your reasoning. 1. Discuss how and why the art of painting flowered during the Mongol (Ilkhanid) and Timurid periods? What factors caused this to happen? (75%) 2. How did Persian painting develop further during the Safavid period? What are the major differences between Mongol, Timurid & Safavid paintings, in terms of subjects, forms and genres? (75%) 3. Was there an Islamic ban on depictions of human (especially religious) figures in art? How did Persian painting, in the three periods we discussed, deal with that? (75%) 4. Was painting considered a royal art in all these periods? (75%) 5. In reference to the last question, would you say that Islamic art works made on behalf of royalty are always, sometimes, or never religious in nature? Why? Discuss this in detail referring to the architecture and decorative arts of the Umayyad, Abbasid & Mamluk periods. (40%) — Good Luck — ...
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