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The Song of the World

The Song of the World: The Art of Safavid Iran, 1501–1736
PARIS  •  Musée du Louvre  •  Ongoing
This exhibition outlines the evolution of art in Iran under the Safavid Dynasty (1501–1736). Visual arts are inextricably linked to the written word in Iranian culture, and the ultimate theme remains the greatness of the world, a divine creation.

This relationship, which is evident in both painting and decorative arts, whose motifs translate literary metaphors, intensified during the Safavid period. The key to their interpretation is found in Persian literature. The pre-Islamic past is omnipresent in this ancient 4,000-year-old civilization.

Curator: Assadulah Souren Melikian-Chirvani

Musée du Louvre Web Site

Contact: Louvre Museum
75001 Paris
Tel: (33) 1 40 20 53 17

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