Miniature gouache on traditional handmade paper from renaissance era (matted and framed).
This painting was painted last year, it's a portrait of a girl doing makeup in those years, she is doing Hanna, demonstrating the makeup, dress, and hairstyle.
During the Safavid Era (14th-17th centuries), Persian artists played a significant role in preserving and promoting Iranian culture and beliefs through their art. The Safavid rulers themselves were great patrons of the arts, encouraging the development of various art forms, including miniature painting.
Iranian miniature painting typically depicted scenes from literature, mythology, religion, court life, and daily activities. The artists paid close attention to intricate details, such as elaborate costumes, architectural elements, and delicate brushwork. The use of vibrant colors, often derived from natural pigments, was another distinctive feature of Iranian miniature paintings.
These artworks often served as visual narratives, conveying stories and concepts deeply rooted in Iranian culture and beliefs. They reflected the aesthetics, values, and aspirations of the time, capturing the essence of the Safavid society.