photographer documents the architectural details of ceilings in iran
 
photographer documents the architectural details of ceilings in iran
feb 23, 2016

photographer documents the architectural details of ceilings in iran

photographer documents the architectural details of ceilings in iran
(above) ceiling of hazrat-masoumeh mosque in qom, iran
all images courtesy of mehrdad

 

 

 

an instagram photographer is taking viewers on a visual journey through the history of iranian architecture and design. m1rasoulifard captures the structural and artistic intricacies of iran’s most significant places of worship and cultural complexes, from the jāmeh mosque — one of the oldest still standing in the country — to the chaharbagh school, both in the city of isfahan.

 

as home to one of the world’s oldest civilizations, iran is recognized for its ancient architectural wonders, whose often modest façades hide complex mosaic motifs and richly detailed ornamentation within. throughout the photographic series, the artist highlights the vibrant patterns extending along the diameters of domed ceilings, and the intricate network of symbols spanning across surrounding walls. the abstract captures and their cropped compositions seek to accentuate the labyrinthine geometries and meticulous tiling innate to iran’s architectural record.

iran architectural photography by m1rasoulifard
ceiling of hazrat-masoumeh mosque in qom, iran

iran architectural photography by m1rasoulifard
sheikh lotfollah mosque in isfahan, iran | 400 years old

iran architectural photography by m1rasoulifard
ceiling of jāmeh mosque of isfahan, iran | 900 years old

iran architectural photography by m1rasoulifard
ceiling of sheikh-lotfollah mosque in isfahan, iran

iran architectural photography by m1rasoulifard
ceiling of jāmeh mosque of isfahan, iran | 900 years old

iran architectural photography by m1rasoulifard
ceiling of shah-e-cheragh mosque in shiraz, iran

iran architectural photography by m1rasoulifard
ceiling of chaharbagh school in isfahan, iran

iran architectural photography by m1rasoulifard
ceiling of sheikh-lotfolah mosque in isfahan, iran

iran architectural photography by m1rasoulifard
ceiling of hazrat-masoumeh mosque in qom, iran

iran architectural photography by m1rasoulifard
ceiling of hazrat-masoumeh mosque in qom, iran

iran architectural photography by m1rasoulifard
sheikh lotfollah mosque in isfahan, iran | 400 years old

iran architectural photography by m1rasoulifard
ceiling of shah-e-cheragh mosque in shiraz, iran

iran architectural photography by m1rasoulifard
ceiling of jāmeh mosque of isfahān, iran | 900 years old

  • Hard to believe this can be created by mortals – absolutely incredibe.

    ricky
  • Fine and wonderful. Thank you for showing us these wonderful “heavens”

    Christina
  • Wonderful! Thank you for the photography and the sharing.

    Fred
  • True dedication.

    daniel
  • This is art.

    stylex
  • So much aw inspiring beauty . And what makes these architectural marvels even more impressive is the fact that they were built with none of our modern tools today. Defiantly worth becoming heritage sites

    Shikkai

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