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The Old man and the Youth, second quarter 17th century. Creator: Riza

The Old man and the Youth, second quarter 17th century. Creator: Riza


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The Old man and the Youth, second quarter 17th century. Creator: Riza

The Old man and the Youth, second quarter 17th century

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Alcohol Dervish Indian Miniature Iran Iranian Miniature Persia Persian Perso Arabic Poem Reza Riza Riza Yi Abbasi Script Sufi Wine Wine Bottle Abbasi Gold Colour Poetry Young Man Young Men


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The Old man and the Youth

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is a captivating print that transports us back to the second quarter of the 17th century. Created by Riza, this masterpiece showcases his exceptional talent in capturing the essence of Persian culture and art. In this image, we see an old man and a young youth engaged in deep conversation. The vibrant colors and intricate details bring their figures to life, while the golden hues add a touch of elegance to the scene. Riza's use of watercolor creates a softness that enhances the overall beauty of this Indian miniature. The painting depicts more than just two individuals; it reflects themes deeply rooted in Persian literature and Islamic traditions. The presence of alcohol symbolizes indulgence, while religious undertones remind us of spirituality within Sufi practices. Riza's skillful brushwork effortlessly captures every emotion etched on their faces - wisdom reflected in wrinkles, curiosity shining through youthful eyes. As we gaze upon this artwork, we are transported to another time and place, immersing ourselves in Persia's rich heritage. Displayed at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, "The Old man and the Youth" stands as a testament to Riza's mastery as an artist. It serves as a reminder that art has no boundaries - transcending time and space to connect us with our pasts while inspiring future generations with its timeless beauty.

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