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Representations: Visual Arts: Overview
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Early modern representations

Representation of gender as a significant element in Islamic visual art is primarily a product of modernity during the last two centuries, before which gender depictions in painting remain largely stylized. During the early modern period (fifteenth–eighteenth centuries), individualism and realism gradually transformed Persian, …

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Dadi, Iftikhar, “Representations: Visual Arts: Overview”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 02 December 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0641a>
First published online: 2009

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