Temür, Painter of Politics
From Jeff Layne
California State University, Northridge
Levon Ghanimian explores art in the Middle East. He talks about the dark history of many of these areas, including war, pillage, and murder. However he explains how these have blinded us from seeing the cultural and artistic sides to the culture. He explores the political history and the geography of the Timurid Empire. By observing a few major art pieces in particular, it is easy to understand how the colors, shapes, and moods to these paintings have a particular identity. From showing the different target groups of art, to the messages behind Timurid art, Ghanimian shows the influence and importance of art in the Middle East.
Recorded: October 29, 2018