Examination of incomplete forms as event architecture in Kemaleddin Behzad’s painting



Event architecture, Incomplete forms, Spatial representation, Perception of time, Painting art


This study examines a painting by Kemaleddin Behzad, a Persian miniaturist who utilized space to represent events and action. Within the context of this study, a comparative analysis is conducted between two paintings from the Renaissance period and Behzad’s painting, which focuses on the same historical subject. The purpose of this analysis is to elucidate that Persian painting provides the viewer with an experience through the expression of spatial forms lacking depth and completeness. The method used in the study is an interpretative phenomenological approach that analyzes the paintings independently of historical, technical, and stylistic elements. An additional aim is to explore how non-architectural practices can provide insight into architecture as a multi-disciplinary and multi-practice phenomenon. Here, the completion and incompletion of spatial forms were analyzed in relation to time. As a result, through analysis, it has been determined that finalized spatial forms directly reflect an immediate reality, whereas incomplete or altered forms represent a subjective experience.


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