OF KINGS AND PAINTINGS is a history of the extraordinary art of Iran from 1785 to 1925. The documentary is the first film to explore the work of Iran's most significant artists of this remarkable era that straddled the transition between tradition and modernity. While offering an overview of painters and paintings of the Qajar era and its influence on Iranian artists and photographers today, the film weaves together art history and Persian history.
*** "An outstanding documentary...Strongly recommended." - Video Librarian
Areas of Study:
Islamic Art and Art History
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Persian Culture and History
History of Photography
Running time: 58 min.
Subtitles: English (SDH), German, French, Persian