Art And Architecture, Safavid Empire, And The Ottoman Empire

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Nowadays, people around the world witness various art and architecture whilst traveling. The facts and history of the art and architecture goes overlooked. A majority of people do not have a full grasp of the meaning behind certain images and buildings. Therefore, historians around the world are educating individuals so that the true meaning and background does not fade away overtime. It is in their best interest that people are well informed and that it continues to be passed down for generations to come. It is evident that not all cultures illustrate the same imagery in regards to art or structures. For example, three empires that have various buildings and art that are a representation of them in their own way are the Ottoman Empire, Safavid Empire, and the Mughal Empire. The architecture of the Ottoman Empire resembles that of the Islamic and European influences. For instance, the Islamic art did not represent living beings and neither did the Ottoman Empire. However, the paintings illustrated abstract figures like that of the Islamic art. In addition, the Ottoman mosques…show more content…
However, the Safavid Empire also included more handicrafts art like pottery and tile making. In addition, the complexes place a strong emphasis on education. As opposed to the Ottoman Empire the Safavid Empire used animals and people in their art. Not only were animals and people used in paintings but also to enhance the aesthetics of the buildings. For example, nude women and lovers were used in paintings as opposed to the art of the Ottoman Empire. I assumed that because the similarity of the Ottoman Empire and the Safavid Empire that the paintings would not have any usage of human beings or animals. It was interesting that the dome of the Safavid mosque was off centered to ensure that the prayer faced Mecca. The buildings also had doors that opened up to a water basin or a garden of

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