OF KINGS AND PAINTINGS is a history of the extraordinary art of the Qajar Dynasty (1785-1925.) In interviews with experts, the film explores this remarkable era in Iranian history that straddled the transition between tradition and modernity. While offering an overview of painters and paintings of Qajar era and its continued legacy, the film weaves together art history and Persian history, to take a deep look at the art and culture of an era we know little about >>>

Directed by Sara Nodjoumi
Produced by Mehran Haghighi

Areas of Study:
Islamic Art and Art History
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Persian Culture and History
History of Photography