Study of light and color in Soltaniyeh mosque

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Study of light and color in Soltaniyeh mosque

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Running head: STUDY OF LIGHT AND COLOR IN SOLTANIYEH MOSQUEStudy of light and color in Soltaniyeh mosqueNameInstitution1STUDY OF LIGHT AND COLOR IN SOLTANIYEH MOSQUE2AbstractAny decoration in an Islamic building should reflect its culture, nature and the related features inthe view of the world. In Iran, the present decorations in most mosques have been mistakenlyassumed to reflect the climate and the related conditions in the country. This, at times, correlatesthe nature and assumptions related with the frequent perspectives of the shaping in theappearance of the domes of the mosques. In Soltaniyeh mosque, the colors perceived in thestructure have profound spiritual meanings that seek to indicate the attitude of the artist, thepeople and the followers of the faith. This paper tries to establish the relationship of theindications stated above, in relation with the faith of Islam. At the same time, the decorations ofthe mosque have been done architecturally to reflect the historical Ilkhani era. The specialty ofthe coloring and reflections are rooted on the tomb beliefs of the founders of the structure and theshared teachings within the faith, practices and any other doctrine of Islam. This researchattempts to establish the required methods used in mosque and dome coloring from descriptive,analytic and interpretative aspects.KeywordsIran architecture, Islamic architecture, Islamic philosophy, light and color, Soltaniyeh dome,decorations, symbolic m

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