Ancient and Modern: Iranian Art & Structure

Published September 2nd, 2018 - 09:49 GMT

By Ewelina Lepionko

Iranian has one of the richest artistic heritages in the world.

Although Iranian artists have been loyal to ancient traditional, they have also invented modern momuments which are both massive and impressive.

Vibrant jewel-like colors, intricate geometric patterns, graceful arches, majestic domes, and delicate latticework. These are some of the features we associate with Iranian (or Persian) architecture, which is undoubtedly some of the most beautiful in the world.

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A Persian lady dressed in chador mesmerised by the magnificent architecture in Iran (static1.squarespace.com)

A Persian lady dressed in chador mesmerised by the magnificent architecture in Iran (static1.squarespace.com)

Imam Mosque (Royal Mosque ), Iran (Twitter)

Imam Mosque (Royal Mosque ), Iran (Twitter)

World’s largest mosaic carpet has turned into a major tourist attraction in Iran's city of Tabriz (Twitter)

World’s largest mosaic carpet has turned into a major tourist attraction in Iran's city of Tabriz (Twitter)

Marvelous mosque in the heart of the Holy Shrine, the Gosharshad mosque (Twitter)

Marvelous mosque in the heart of the Holy Shrine, the Gosharshad mosque (Twitter)

The Imam Mosque ‘s construction began in 1611, and its splendor is mainly due to the beauty of its seven-colour mosaic tiles and calligraphic inscriptions (Twitter)

The Imam Mosque ‘s construction began in 1611, and its splendor is mainly due to the beauty of its seven-colour mosaic tiles and calligraphic inscriptions (Twitter)

Patience, devotion and hard work resulted in one of the most beautiful handicrafts and decoration on tiles. A masterpiece from Tehran, Iran (Twitter)

Patience, devotion and hard work resulted in one of the most beautiful handicrafts and decoration on tiles. A masterpiece from Tehran, Iran (Twitter)

To women walks along a street past a mosaic mural on the first anniversary of the nuclear agreement in Tehran (Twitter)

To women walks along a street past a mosaic mural on the first anniversary of the nuclear agreement in Tehran (Twitter)

Carved pillars and mosaic vaulting of the Nasirul Mulk Mosque in Shiraz, Iran (Twitter)

Carved pillars and mosaic vaulting of the Nasirul Mulk Mosque in Shiraz, Iran (Twitter)

An interior of the Shah Mosque in Isfahan, Iran (Twitter)

An interior of the Shah Mosque in Isfahan, Iran (Twitter)

A Persian lady dressed in chador mesmerised by the magnificent architecture in Iran (static1.squarespace.com)
Imam Mosque (Royal Mosque ), Iran (Twitter)
World’s largest mosaic carpet has turned into a major tourist attraction in Iran's city of Tabriz (Twitter)
Marvelous mosque in the heart of the Holy Shrine, the Gosharshad mosque (Twitter)
The Imam Mosque ‘s construction began in 1611, and its splendor is mainly due to the beauty of its seven-colour mosaic tiles and calligraphic inscriptions (Twitter)
Patience, devotion and hard work resulted in one of the most beautiful handicrafts and decoration on tiles. A masterpiece from Tehran, Iran (Twitter)
To women walks along a street past a mosaic mural on the first anniversary of the nuclear agreement in Tehran (Twitter)
Carved pillars and mosaic vaulting of the Nasirul Mulk Mosque in Shiraz, Iran (Twitter)
An interior of the Shah Mosque in Isfahan, Iran (Twitter)
A Persian lady dressed in chador mesmerised by the magnificent architecture in Iran (static1.squarespace.com)
A Persian lady dressed in chador mesmerised by the magnificent architecture in Iran (static1.squarespace.com)
Imam Mosque (Royal Mosque ), Iran (Twitter)
Imam Mosque (Royal Mosque ), Iran (Twitter)
World’s largest mosaic carpet has turned into a major tourist attraction in Iran's city of Tabriz (Twitter)
World’s largest mosaic carpet has turned into a major tourist attraction in Iran's city of Tabriz (Twitter)
Marvelous mosque in the heart of the Holy Shrine, the Gosharshad mosque (Twitter)
Marvelous mosque in the heart of the Holy Shrine, the Gosharshad mosque (Twitter)
The Imam Mosque ‘s construction began in 1611, and its splendor is mainly due to the beauty of its seven-colour mosaic tiles and calligraphic inscriptions (Twitter)
The Imam Mosque ‘s construction began in 1611, and its splendor is mainly due to the beauty of its seven-colour mosaic tiles and calligraphic inscriptions (Twitter)
Patience, devotion and hard work resulted in one of the most beautiful handicrafts and decoration on tiles. A masterpiece from Tehran, Iran (Twitter)
Patience, devotion and hard work resulted in one of the most beautiful handicrafts and decoration on tiles. A masterpiece from Tehran, Iran (Twitter)
To women walks along a street past a mosaic mural on the first anniversary of the nuclear agreement in Tehran (Twitter)
To women walks along a street past a mosaic mural on the first anniversary of the nuclear agreement in Tehran (Twitter)
Carved pillars and mosaic vaulting of the Nasirul Mulk Mosque in Shiraz, Iran (Twitter)
Carved pillars and mosaic vaulting of the Nasirul Mulk Mosque in Shiraz, Iran (Twitter)
An interior of the Shah Mosque in Isfahan, Iran (Twitter)
An interior of the Shah Mosque in Isfahan, Iran (Twitter)