Farewell to the Dragon. Illuminated illustration on an Arabic Book Page

Farewell to the Dragon. Illuminated illustration on an Arabic Book Page

220.00

This art is known as Islamic illumination (Tezhip), where you apply gold to decorative patterns in books and manuscripts. It is a traditional method, but this is my contemporary take on it.  

🎨 I painted this Persian inspired floral pattern with real gold (23.5 ct) and high quality gouache colours on a page from an Arabic book. The painting and the shading follows the traditional methods of the art of Islamic illumination. The page has been tea stained and hand treated. 

📖 The page comes from a book called: "Dreams Interpretation" By: Ibn Sereen. 
The book is about Islamic interpretation of dreams. It's organised as an alphabetical dictionary of objects and other things seen in dreams. These two pages are about the letter T in Arabic and the word Tin-neen, which means dragon hence the name. It is believed that seeing a dragon in your dreams will give you power. 

🖼️ Size: 21.5cm* 28cm ( 8.46 in * 11 in). It does not come framed. Box frame is recommended or any frame that would work with your house or office. 

📍This painting was exhibited in the "In Dreams" exhibition, a collaborative art show for London based artists.

📮Shipping: UK Shipping will be Royal Mail Signed for 1st class. International Shipping will be Royal Mail International Tracked.

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