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Publish 12 months note; First released September 1st 1988
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The Tobacco Protest was against a British concession that would have given a British company access to all Iran’s tobacco, including its production, sale and exportation, and was agreed on by Nasir al-Din Shah. 1 European diplomats, as well as the East India Companies, brought oil paintings to Iran as gifts, and visits by artists from abroad to the Iranian court strengthened the impact of foreign cultures on Iran. By the last quarter of the seventeenth century, naturalistic-style painting was popular, even though the rendition lacked a thorough understanding of the laws of perspective and modeling with light and shade.
32 Althusser, Lenin and Philosophy and Other Essays, 163–64. 33 Butler, Gender Trouble, 140. 34 Karen Barad, “Posthumanist Performativity: Toward an Understanding of How Matter Comes to Matter,” in Belief, Bodies, and Being: Feminist Reflections on Embodiment, ed. Deborah Orr et al. (Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, 2006), 29. , 20. 36 Althusser, Lenin and Philosophy and Other Essays, 128, 158. 37 Michel de Certeau, The Practice of Everyday Life, trans. Steven Rendall (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1984), 37.
These artists used relatively accurate perspective, chiaroscuro and gradations in the application of harmonious color. Emami suggests that at a time when photography was a novelty, Persian artists chose to compete with the camera in the recording of minute details, a stylistic characteristic that had always been an integral part of the Persian painting tradition since the Timurid period (c. 8 The first daguerreotype camera was brought to Iran during the reign of Mohammad Shah. Yet, it was under Nasir al-Din Shah that the exciting new art of photography was fully embraced, producing many calotypes, platinum prints, paper negatives and albumen prints.