OF KINGS AND PAINTINGS is a documentary presenting the history of the luxurious art that was commissioned during the Qajar Dynasty (1785 - 1925), and explores the world in which it was created. Through interviews with history and art experts, the film traces the trajectory of Qajar art and its evolution from the traditional world of its early period under Fath ʿAli Shah to its later Europeanized conception in the Nasiri era influenced by the arrival of modernity in the form of photography. Weaving together art and history, the film looks deeply at the art and culture of an era that until recently lacked prominence. It further allows the viewer to see many hard-to-access artworks from over 200 years in all their lavish glory.
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The streaming is a collaboration between Iran Heritage Foundation and Homa Films.
The film will be available to stream online from March 14th 11 PM – March 20th 11 PM GMT, at which time the “watch film” button will be activated and seen on the event page. This would be a button in addition to the “watch trailer” button.
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