Author(s): Mürüvet HARMAN
Heaven, a wide subject in Islamic literature, has also found its place in Islamic art. Heaven we encounter in almost all fields of art from architecture to small crafts depicted directly or as a metaphor. Direct heaven depictions can be found in various forms of art, especially in calligraphy, miniature and paintings in books and murals. Until the 17th century, it is possible to see heaven depicted as a garden with greens, mansions, rivers, and maids in miniatures located in religious books in Ottoman art. But with Westernization experienced in the 18th century it is transformed according to the taste of paradise depictions of the period. This study focuses schematized heaven depictions located in books and murals, especially popular in the 19th century. The origin of the specific depictions and the relation between the depictions and structures or books on which they are depicted constitute the scope of the article.
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