Illustration from Firdwasi's Shahnameh / Yale Art Museum

BTW Flashback: A Mughal artist tells the story of the Magi in Persian perspective

The scene gleams out of the Renaissance — the three wise men kneel before the barefoot, tired new parents and the infant. The color, perspective and detail come out of Persian miniatures and Mughal paintings from northern India. And the artist is a British painter in the middle of World […]

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