Miras - The Legacy of 19th Century Persian Painting
The art of the Qajar Era in Iran, from 1785 to 1925, includes some of the most remarkable paintings of any culture, yet remains little known outside Iran. “Miras - The Legacy of 19th Century Persian Painting” brings the wealth and importance of this extraordinary period in art history. Blending the work of the most significant painters of the period with interviews from curators and academics, the film explores the richness and wealth of Persian art as it seeks to understand its legacy today. Miras is more than simply an art film, however. The tension between modernism and tradition that exists in Persian culture today can be found in the art of the Qajar era—a period that struggled to integrate the modern world while retaining its tradition and roots.