Sunday, September 28, 2014

cuscatlanaziz:

Jahangir’s Dream (Alternatively, Jahangir Embracing Shah Abbas) is a painting by Abu’l Hasan, commissioned to him by Mughal Emperor Jahangir in the 17th century. According to to Stuart Cary Welch’s commentary:

"Fretful over the possible loss to the Safavis of the strategic fortress of Qandahar, Jahangir had a dream of Shah ‘Abbas Safavi appearing in a well of light and making him happy. According to the inscriptions on this miniature, he commissioned Abu’l Hasan to paint it.

Qandahar guarded the Mughals’ vulnerable northwestern frontier and had been contested by Safavis and Mughals ever since Humayun had failed to return it to Shah Tahmasp….In 1613, Jahangir sent Khan ‘Alam as ambassador to Shah ‘Abbas to plead the Mughal case. His mission failed. The Persians took Qandahar in 1622 while Jahangir was too preoccupied with Shah Jahan’s rebellion to stop them.

Abu’l Hasan’s portrait, according to an inscription, was based upon inquiries—no doubt assisted by portraits from life by Bishndas, who accompanied the embassy. Eager to please his worried patron, Abu’l Hasan painted a frail Shah ‘Abbas with fashionably hennaed hands, cowering in the embrace of mighty Jahangir…The Mughal strides on a powerful but peaceful lion that has nudged the Shah’s miserable sheep into the Mediterranean. Nevertheless, the Iranian has the good fortune to share Nur ud-Din (“Light of Religion”) Jahangir’s refulgent halo, the massed light of sun and moon, supported by European-inspired angels.”

You can imagine Safavid Iran’s reaction to Mughal India after seeing that painting, Iran’s always been the dominant type after all. :’) Their skirmishes manifested in the strangest ways….. 

click for full view!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Anonymous said: Oh I'm really sorry about safavid I know ottoman and safavid wars this era really colorful shah ismail and sultan selim really has a strong empires i though safavid a turkic bec my azeri friend tell me You must make more Comic about this so people like me to inform about history

((Don’t be sorry! It’s ok, I promise haha. You and your friend aren’t wrong about the Safavids being Turkic—but they were of “Iranian” Azeri origins to put it into contemporary terms! But they incorporated Persian into the court later in Safavid rule—the language of the Safavid Iranian court during Shah Ismail’s rule was actually Azeri, not Persian!

But don’t worry I’ll make more comics soon and I hope I can help you learn more!! ^q^/))

cuscatlanaziz:

Jahangir’s Dream (Alternatively, Jahangir Embracing Shah Abbas) is a painting by Abu’l Hasan, commissioned to him by Mughal Emperor Jahangir in the 17th century. According to to Stuart Cary Welch’s commentary:

"Fretful over the possible loss to the Safavis of the strategic fortress of Qandahar, Jahangir had a dream of Shah ‘Abbas Safavi appearing in a well of light and making him happy. According to the inscriptions on this miniature, he commissioned Abu’l Hasan to paint it.

Qandahar guarded the Mughals’ vulnerable northwestern frontier and had been contested by Safavis and Mughals ever since Humayun had failed to return it to Shah Tahmasp….In 1613, Jahangir sent Khan ‘Alam as ambassador to Shah ‘Abbas to plead the Mughal case. His mission failed. The Persians took Qandahar in 1622 while Jahangir was too preoccupied with Shah Jahan’s rebellion to stop them.

Abu’l Hasan’s portrait, according to an inscription, was based upon inquiries—no doubt assisted by portraits from life by Bishndas, who accompanied the embassy. Eager to please his worried patron, Abu’l Hasan painted a frail Shah ‘Abbas with fashionably hennaed hands, cowering in the embrace of mighty Jahangir…The Mughal strides on a powerful but peaceful lion that has nudged the Shah’s miserable sheep into the Mediterranean. Nevertheless, the Iranian has the good fortune to share Nur ud-Din (“Light of Religion”) Jahangir’s refulgent halo, the massed light of sun and moon, supported by European-inspired angels.”

You can imagine Safavid Iran’s reaction to Mughal India after seeing that painting, Iran’s always been the dominant type after all. :’) Their skirmishes manifested in the strangest ways….. 

click for full view!

Anonymous said: I m sorry but safavid isn't a turkic country?

((“Safavid” isn’t a country, it was a dynasty from the 16th to 17th century that ruled over Iran and certain other territories. The Safavid dynasty’s origins were from a Turkic [Azeri] speaking people, firstly from Shah Ismail who was born in Ardebil [in Iran] and his Qizilbash, but they did ‘Persianize’ in certain respects [having Persian be the court language] further into Safavid rule over Iran. The Safavid dynasty’s capitals were always within Iran’s (modern) borders: Tabriz, Qazvin, and Isfahan. It’s mostly accepted that the Safavid Dynasty was a wholly “Iranian” dynasty and era in Iranian history.)) 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

((alright yall get ready this is VINTAGE ART from the admin here. I drew the first pic in like 2009 and it is the weirdest thing looking at it—it’s actually the first time I designed Iran when I was active in hetalia fandom on LJ haha. 

I guess not much has changed in terms of her initial design, I just defined her facial structure and removed that rose from her headscarf [she originally was to always have a rose hijab pin, but I scrapped it shortly after]

I did a side-by-side pic to kinda show where she started and where she is now. Yeah, I guess the refinements in design are subtle LOL. Admittedly, I’m proud of myself for improving artistically from where I was in 2009))

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Anonymous said: a conversation between Iran and rich spoilt princess Kuwait pls?

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((small doodle for you, anon! ^q^, Kuwait and Iran share a love for Pretty Things but Kuwait is….a little more blatant about it at times. She likes to show off a lot. Lets just say that much of Iran and Kuwait’s conversations are dominated by Kuwait’s love of shiny glittery gold things :p.

Here’s a more detailed pic of Kuwait! I don’t draw her often, but I always enjoy her bright pink lipstick :’)

full view))

Friday, September 19, 2014

Anonymous said: hi iranian azeri here to tell you that googoosh is azeri and people always overlook that and call her persian instead. she has also recorded and performed songs in azeri, so no, she is not just known for persian music. thanks.

((Absolutely! I was actually aware of this, but I did fall into the trap of calling it “persian” pop when she was known performing in multiple languages [she sung in english too! she did cute covers of Aretha Franklin and Carole King, for example]. A friend of mine once pointed out how quickly people tend to “persianize” Iranian pop stars of the pre-1979 time for nationalistic purposes, so whoops! my bad for not clarifying Googoosh’s Azeri heritage)) 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

forever-a-rose-with-thorns said: Salaam! I'm from Iran, and I'm fluent in Farsi. I was feeling a little down recently, but your blog cheered me up! I love your blog, you are an amazing artist!

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((w’salaam, friend! So glad to know that this blog could cheer you up from a not so happy mood! and I am honored that you love this blog and I appreciate your compliment! <3 I hope you are having a good day/night wherever you are! mamnoon, doost!)) 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Anonymous said: Can you draw a genderbent Iran and Israel?

ask-iran:

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((these two cant be near each other without yelling insults but here’s genderbent iran and israel. Shahrokh Bahramzadeh and Noa Zion :’) [also, like Roshanak’s “Little Zion”, Shahrokh refers to Israel as “Ziona” haha]

full view))

spaceywaceynerd said: Merhaba Greetings from Turkey :) Your Iran is wonderful and it would be great if you draw a female version of Israel...just wondering...your art really inspires me to create something on my own,i love your style :))

((Merhaba! ;q;/! Thank you so much, I’m glad you like my Iran and my art style! <3 and with regards to a fem-Israel….here you go

and go go go, friend!! go and create things of your own!! get your inspirations and make them come alive! I support you 100%, friend \^q^/))