عنوان مقاله [English]
The depiction of the image of the Prophet and the Imams (pbuh) and their excellence in iconography is one of the themes of the pictorial decoration of religious narratives that has always been of interest to artists. The manuscript of Habib al-Siar, a historical book written by a Shiite historian, contains images of historical events of the Shiite legitimacy. These paintings contain Shiite themes, maps and symbols, as well as iconography of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) and the Imams of the Infallibles (AS), and depict Shiite historical events based on Shiite narrations. Among these, the religious and Islamic book of Bahar-al-Anvar is one of the most important comprehensive books of Shiite hadith and events that includes a collection of Shiite instructions and teachings; Therefore, this study attempts to depict the clear aspects of their inner appearance by examining the image of the Prophet and the Imams in the manuscript of Habib al-Sir in connection with the narrations mentioned in Bahar-al-Anvar; moreover, the images are analyzed and scrutinized by the use of Shiite concepts and symbol. The research method carried out in this research is descriptive-analytical and the method of data collection is accomplished via library resources. Research shows that until the Safavid period, religious figures depicted the faces of prophets and saints due to a lack of opposition, but later, due to the disagreement from religious scholars, faces were covered and artists tried to show an extraordinary appearance by using religious symbols. Also, by applying the narrations of the Shiite events of Bahar-al-Anvar in the illustrations and iconography of Habib al-Siar’s paintings, it is possible to obtain a visual and symbolic image of the artist from the Shiite events.
1. To study the image and iconography of the Prophet and the Shiite Imams in the manuscript of Habib-al-Siar
2. To analyze the application of Shiite concepts and symbols related to the themes of Bahar-al-Anvar in the drawings.
1. What are the general themes of Habib al-Siar's paintings?
2. How can the principles governing the visual narration of the Prophet and the Shiite Imams (pbuh) in the painting of Habib al-Siar be scrutinized by examining the the Bahar-al-Anvar?