February 24-August 5, 2018
In nineteenth-century Iran rulers such as Fath-Ali Shah
used portraiture to convey monarchical power and dynastic grandeur.
Through a selection of about thirty works this exhibition explores how Persian artists transformed modes of representing royalty and nobility. . Paintings on canvas, lacquerwares, and photographs also highlight Iran’s complex artistic and cultural interactions with the West as European conventions and new technologies were being introduced.
Freer Gallery of Art Jefferson Drive at 12th St SW https://www.freersackler.si.edu