NIGHT 231 – THE STORY OF KING SHAHRIMAN AND HIS SON QAMAR AL ZAMAN

A flood of colour quickly envelopes the whole area leaving a glassy, mirror-like film of a surface then slowly, slowly evaporates…

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NIGHT 230 – THE STORY OF KING SHAHRIMAN AND HIS SON QAMAR AL ZAMAN

A bead of colour slowly winds its way down…

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NIGHT 229 – THE STORY OF KING SHAHRIMAN AND HIS SON QAMAR AL ZAMAN

Surprised and gladdened about the success of my online miniature painting courses – so happy to connect with people from all over the world! Cycle of courses gives a comprehensive view of Islamic, Persian and Mughal miniature painting. STAYATHOME30 is the lockdown discount code. June dates now available for booking here: http://www.vaishaliprazmariteaching.com

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NIGHT 225 – THE STORY OF KING SHAHRIMAN AND HIS SON QAMAR AL ZAMAN

…to continue the story from the previous post…

If anyone understands this mathematical concept (factorials) and can explain it in simple terms, please do!

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NIGHT 224 – THE STORY OF KING SHAHRIMAN AND HIS SON QAMAR AL ZAMAN

Thinking about Fibonacci while preparing this Brushes order and reading a maths book for children.

0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8……

Anno’s Mysterious Multiplying Jar by Masaichiro and Mitsumasa Anno tells the story of worlds within worlds, a story inside the jar of an island with 2 countries, each with 3 mountains. Scroll to read how the worlds and numbers multiply exponentially and factorially. I don’t actually fully understand this mathematical concept even as an adult so this delightful book is filling in gaps in my knowledge, too.

Always excited to find stories within stories that remind me of the 1001 Nights and my PhD.

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NIGHT 223 – THE STORY OF KING SHAHRIMAN AND HIS SON QAMAR AL ZAMAN

You can paint on paper, parchment, vellum… This Indenture about a property transaction dates from 1751 and states that it was made during the reign of George II (who was succeeded by the more famous Mad King George) and signed in 1754 by different hands. Watch the videos in this post for more info as I try to read the document; I was trained in medieval palaeography during my MA in Medieval and Renaissance Studies at UCL but am not used to this later stuff, nor the abbreviations used (abbreviations were a common feature of manuscripts). You can try to decipher the document for yourself as it’s from a later period and uses the English we are most used to.

I choose raw wood for all my brush handles because to me they are the most useful and beautiful. Useful as when you paint they provide superior grip, unlike the varnished handles, and are a good light weight so your hands don’t tire. Beautiful because raw wood as a material has an inherent beauty itself. These are tools that are meant to be used, loved, taken care of and touched – much like the surface of parchment and vellum invites us to touch it as we imagine the hands of centuries past have likewise touched it – from the scribe who lovingly wrote all the calligraphy to the exchange of hands down the years – to the postman even – it’s the closest we’ll get to holding hands with someone from long ago.

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NIGHT 222 – THE STORY OF KING SHAHRIMAN AND HIS SON QAMAR AL ZAMAN

Strange machines from The Village of No Return (健忘村) film starring Shu Qi – a machine that, when placed on your head, erases all your worries… but eventually erases all your memories, too. The mysterious monk who sets these strange machinations in action in a small village arrives in an equally curious mechanism himself. But there is also a cure that can reverse the process… the worries themselves are played in the device like little 16mm movies in a cinema. As you know I love devices like the play within a play, or movies within movies, or stories within stories in the manner of the 1001 Arabian Nights, which I’m studying for my PhD. As a whole this was a film a little reminiscent of Wes Anderson for me. Would you want all your worries to disappear, though?

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