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Journal:   MAREMAT-E ASAR & BAFT-HAYE TARIKHI-FARHANGI   SPRING-SUMMER 2014 , Volume 4 , Number 7; Page(s) 53 To 76.
 
Paper: 

AESTHETIC VALUES OF THE MOTIFS OF MURAL PAINTINGS IN THE NORTHEASTERN ROOM OF AKHAVAN HAQIQI HOUSE IN ISFAHAN

 
 
Author(s):  NAZERI AFSANEH, YAZDANPANAH HASSAN
 
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Abstract: 

Painting decorations and ornaments of many historic buildings and houses of Qajar era are amongst the remained valuable heritage to which proper attention has not been paid yet. These are the works which have been ignored by many art experts and those interested in art. Akhavan Haqiqi house is one of the buildings ascribed to early Qajar time and its architectural decorations belong to the same period considering stylistic features and historical documents such as the inscription of completing the decorations of the building at 1274 (A.H). Regarding literature review and little available information, this research aims to investigate types and visual features of motifs and themes used in the mural paintings of the mentioned room. Accordingly, while referring to the significance and extraordinary and unique values of the building’s architecture and all decorations used in it, this research focuses on the aesthetic values of motifs and themes of the mural paintings in the room located at the northeastern side. This research aims to investigate, identify, classify, describe and analyze the features of mural paintings via direct observation and descriptive-analytic method. The results show that the motifs of this room have been drawn with eclectic manner of Qajar painting and, like many other houses of that era, include various floral, animal, human and geometrical motifs as well as subject like landscape and still life. Also, each of these motifs has been selected and organized relative to and following architectural space and different geometric sections of the building, especially the particular function of the room as the drawing room.

 
Keyword(s): ISFAHAN, QAJAR ERA, AKHAVAN HAQIQI HOUSE, NORTHEASTERN ROOM, MURAL PAINTING, MOTIF, AESTHETICS
 
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