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Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
Year : 2016, Volume : 7, Issue : 3
First page : ( 154) Last page : ( 162)
Print ISSN : 0975-6795. Online ISSN : 2321-5828.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2321-5828.2016.00025.5

Designs of Animals, Birds and Humans in Iranian Painting

Amiraghaie Mehrdad Ahmad*

The Researcher in Art at the, Research Center of Iranian Culturak Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization

*Corresponding Author: Mehrdad Ahmad Amiraghaie The Researcher in Art at the Research Center of Iranian Culturak Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization E-mail: rashidvash@yahoo.com

Online published on 2 February, 2017.


The designs of human figures, animals and birds in visual arts of Iran has its particular characteristics in every era which results a certain shared cultural vision of the people of this land. For example in the cultural perspective of Iranian painting, the design of human body is very important. However, the artist never tries to make a real similarity of human visages and his greater emphasis is on a kind of human quality of visages. It also provides a partial understanding of each others assets. Application of animal's and bird's motifs, or different reasons such as their application in everyday life or in particular rituals and…, always has a special position in the visual arts of Iran and usually are divided into two kinds of creatures: good (pure), evil (bad) This paper is an attempt to identify the general features and characteristics of motifs of human, birds and animals in Iranian paintings associated with visual samples.



Iranian painting, Designs of human, birds and animals.


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