V&A Style in Islamic Art Quiz

Qajar style

The Qajar style flourished in Iran from the 1790s until about 1900. The mid 18th century had been a period of instability and isolation for Iran, and early Qajar art was simply based on late Safavid traditions that had survived the chaos. But contact with Europe soon revived, and eventually artists went to study abroad. As a result, later Qajar art repeats many European conventions, though its forms followed local needs.

Golestan Palace, Tehran, Iran
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Golestan Palace, Tehran, Iran