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Great art has dreadful manners. The hushed reverence of the gallery can fool you into believing masterpieces are polite things, visions that soothe, charm and beguile, but actually they are thugs. Merciless and wily, the greatest paintings grab you in a headlock, rough up your composure and then proceed in short order to rearrange your sense of reality. (The Power of Art, Simon Schama)
A battle between the hosts of Iran and Turan during the reign of Kay Khusraw from a Shahnama, Il-Khanid period, Mongol period, early 14th century, probably Iran, opaque watercolor, ink, gold and silver on paper, The Freer Gallery of Art, Washington DC

A battle between the hosts of Iran and Turan during the reign of Kay Khusraw from a Shahnama, Il-Khanid period, Mongol period, early 14th century, probably Iran, opaque watercolor, ink, gold and silver on paper, The Freer Gallery of Art, Washington DC

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    Pers-(Turan) Türk Savaşı. Turan (Farsça: توران) eski İran mitolojisinde büyük bir Doğu ülkesinin adıdır. İran ulusal...
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