Iconology of Adam s Figure in the Images with the of Subject Bowing Angles
Muslim painters have used different kinds of methods to portrait prophets in different ages which not only reflects the painters’ insights but also mirrors the belief of art patrons in the time of their creation. Among the allegories about the prophets, the story of angles bowing to Adam is depicted by painters in numerous manuscripts and different approaches.
Present paper, which has applied a descriptive – analytical method, is trying to introduce all of the remaining images with such subject in Islamic painting, while also extracting methods of representing the shape and figure of Adam and the visual elementsand signs used by painters in different ages. The studies indicate that Muslim painters not only used conventional symbols and signs that are known in Islamic painters, Such as holy aura but they also implied some other elements and signs, for representing the holy and sacred character of Adam, which are used for suggesting their objective mental concept. We can mention the divine Calipha’s throne and crown, angels’ presence with trays of light and holy fire and also the particular position of Adam in composition of the images among this element.
Article Type:
Research/Original Article
Journal of Jelve-y Honar, No. 44, 2018
97 - 106
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