Islamic Art of the Book: Patronage and Connoisseurship

October 15, 2015 | Richard

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Dr. Filiz Çakýr Phillip, Associate Curator at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, and author of Enchanted Lines: Drawing from the Aga Khan Museum Collection, will deliver a talk on the famous artists in Iran, India, and Central Asia, from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries - the golden age of the art of the book.

Before the fourteenth century, artists rarely signed their paintings, but in the fifteenth century and later, an increasing focus on individual artists arose in the royal courts of Iran and India. Some of the greatest artists of their time practised in court workshops, producing the drawings and paintings under their rulers' patronage.

Dr. Phillip will highlight these signed works of art as a testament to generations of artists, but will also shed light on the connections and relationships between them as fathers, sons, teachers, and apprentices, as they moved among the courts of the time and created enduring masterpieces of art for patrons and connoisseurs.

Where: The Hinton Learning Theatre, 3rd Floor, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto (@ Yonge & Bloor)

When: Tue Oct 20, 2015, 2:00 p.m.- 4:15 p.m.

This event is free and all are welcome!