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An Analysis of Motifs in the Murals of Abbas Abad Tikyeh (Royal Theatre) in Kashan
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Murals of holy places are representative of folk art. In such monuments the artist portrays
religious events such as Tasu'a and Ashura (the 9th and 10th days of Muharram) alongside
with decorative motifs like flowers and birds. In Safavid era, buildings known as tikyeh (royal
theatre) and Husseiniya were considered the inseparable parts in most of the historic cities
and villages of Iran. In this research the murals of Abbas Abad tikyeh (Kashan), from early
Qajar era, has been studied. Nowadays, this building is located in one of the neighborhoods
of Kashan known as Posht-e Mashad. Today, due to the construction of a boulevard, one
of the three archspans of this building has been destroyed. Therefore, more than half of the
paintings are gone and the part that remains is deteriorating as a result of poor preservations.
Now faces of the characters in the figural paintings are just recognized by the presence of
some names written next to them. The results of the research show that we can find subjects
of "good and bad" by means of applying visual similarities. The main themes depicted in this
place are as follows: the conversation of Abul-Fazl Abbas with Horr, the war of the prince
Ali Akbar, war of Qasim with Shami's sons, Sultan Qeis. The painter has often taken a particular
criterion in terms of the importance of the subject to illustrate the narratives. Hence,
the themes mattered very much are placed in central locations. The methodology used in this
research is based on descriptive-analytical study and the information has been gathered from
library sources and by field observations.
Keywords: Mural, Abbas Abad Tikyeh, Posht-e Mashad, Kashan, Qajar
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2018/05/31 | Accepted: 2018/05/31 | Published: 2018/05/31
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An Analysis of Motifs in the Murals of Abbas Abad Tikyeh (Royal Theatre) in Kashan. Journal of Iranian Handicrafts. 2017; 1 (1) :33-46
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