The Tillya Kari Madrassah in Registan square is the biggest madrassah that Ulug Beg, the famous astrologer and grandson of Tamerlane built and it differed in that its curriculum, in addition to mandatory theological disciplines, offered secular subjects, such as mathematics, astronomy, philosophy and literature. Among the eminent teachers invited to lecture there were the astronomer Kazy-zadeh-Rumi, called 'The Plato of His Age' and the mathematician Ali-Kushchi and Ulug Beg himself lectured astronomy there.
The refined decorative scheme of the madrassah consisted, for the most part of contrasting combinations of soothingly-toned baked brick or marble and vibrant, glittered glazed tiles, embellished with which are not only the outside walls and minarets, but also surprisingly enough such a crucial structural element as the portal. The tympani above the entrance arch are filled with the sky-blue tracery of the knot -motif design with mosaic insets. The ornamental painted designs of the interior decoration, fragments of which have survived to this day.
Closed up picture of Tillya Kari Madrassah Mosque, decoration in the entrance 'aywan' The mosaic feast is just lavish with interlacing floral motifs of delicate leaves and flowers.
Another shot of Tillya Kari Madrassah Mosque, decoration of the vault in the entrance 'aywan'
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SnapRJW (29246) 2012-07-27 9:20
Hello Abmdsudi - I'm not sure which of the two shots I prefer. Both reveal the intricacies of the design and craftsmanship very well. The colours are fabulous and the areas where the sunlight strikes the mosaics really come to life. Breathtaking decoration and two very fine shots. Warm regards Rosemary
Cricri (101189) 2012-07-27 9:22
Un angle de prise parfait calculer et précis, une mosaïque de toute beauté, une décoration et couleurs magnifique,, très belle réalisation
ACL1978 (7467) 2012-07-27 9:26
Abmdsudi, beautiful tilework that you've captured here, in interesting and textured light. Wonderful symmetry to this one, as well, but broken up nicely by the sunlit regions.
Gigidusud (13235) 2012-07-27 10:10
A good frame of this beautiful architecture with splendid colors and light.Well done!
Have a nice WE.
maria-v1981 (10779) 2012-07-27 10:35
This is a beautiful work of art, I like the image, the light management is good and the composition has an interesting visual effect.
Have a nice evening,
cornejo (27937) 2012-07-27 10:47
Abmdsudi Hello, very nice shot of this beautiful composition full of symmetrical shapes and color. Lovely image made with good sharpness and beautiful color. Very good and lovely work, my friend, my congratulations. Tfs.
Good day and happy weekend.
Best regards and best wishes.
bukitgolfb301 (34474) 2012-07-27 16:51
Hi dear Abmdsudi YTH, how are you?
Sorry for my late reaction to your posting.
This is another typical Islamic image. I like very much as I get much nostalgy and special inspiration from this great shot. Thanks for your sharing with the finest shot and have a good Saturday! Best regards,
Takero in front of TV, watching Olynpic games in Tokyo
JFS (32459) 2012-07-27 23:37
I love this colorful and beautiful architecture, thanks for sharing Abmdusi!
Fis2 (81844) 2012-07-27 23:57
Beautiful object, curious fragment.
Good POV and composition.
I like light and shadow.
kato (11630) 2012-07-28 0:11
You're capturing well this architecture by a good angle and excellent tone, so it's interesting and impressive to see the architecture's inside with unique shape, blue color and brown outline. It semms to the feather of typical Islam architecture. It's impressive in marble line of roof in each section.
Have a nice weekend.
jhm (135058) 2012-07-28 1:22
You shows us perfectly the Eastern culture with these extraordinarily lovely artwork
Your picture is wonderful, of sharpness and clarity.
You chose an excellent angle.
Lovely perspective and depth image.
Wonderful presentation. TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
bayno (18342) 2012-07-28 2:55
beautiful decorations of this madrassah, I not would say a heresy, but I think it was much used lapis lazuli, or maybe it's just the color very similar, I know that nearby there are mines in Afghanistan with the finest quality, good management light and sharp and wonderful geometry...have a good WE..
ourania (26280) 2012-07-28 3:00
a great and most effective composition that makes our impression of this amazing architectural style and our wonder even stronger. Your superb point of view brings us much closer to the elaborate patterns and beautiful colours, we can study and admire the stunning details and feel wrapped in the beauty and elegance of this art. Depth, sharpness and lighting are really crucial for a photo like this and you've managed them all marvellously. I love the alertness this view offers to the spirit, the magnificent designs and colours and the delightful intrusion of the light on the upper tier. The workshop picture is wonderful too. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
danos (83045) 2012-07-28 4:46
one more fascinating sample of the refined decorative scene from Madrassah.I like the excellent texture created on the walls with the blue tints to dominate the image.
Graal (95343) 2012-07-28 7:45
beautiful details. Good shot and presentation. Good symmetric composition. Well note and photowork.
Have a nice evening.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-07-28 16:28
an amazing architectural photo with beautiful details, the composition is very nice, great impression, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
ciakgiak (30405) 2012-07-28 16:57
Una foto bellissima, composta con grande classe! Con dettagli nitidissimi e molto eleganti, e con una luce che rende davvero affascinante la scena.
Molto belli i colori e le geometrie di questa costruzione splendida!!!
Un caro abbraccio
delpeoples (52445) 2012-07-28 19:54
Hello dear Abmdsudi
Simply superb, a wonderful tight close up of this truly marvellous ceramics and artistry. I love the colours and again how you have managed the uneven light is impressive and a testament to your skills as a photographer. A great spectacle, thanks for sharing it. My mother will love this series on the mosque too!
dkmurphys (46140) 2012-07-28 23:45
Very fine capture of the amazing artwork. Impressive place in gat colors. Well seen.
eldancer1 (25105) 2012-07-29 9:16
Indeed! Awesome composition of shapes, shadows and colors. I wonder how long it took them to finish this beautiful building. Good pov and dof with nice details. Very well done, tfs.
Silvio1953 (115825) 2012-07-29 10:36
Ciao Abmdsudi, fascinating composition with fantastic architecture, excellent clarity, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
mauro61 (52623) 2012-07-29 11:14
ottimo l'angolo di inquadratura con la scena che si riempie di questa architettura dalle piatstrelle colorate.
Buona la resa con l'incrocio delle linee,
Schnappilic (9686) 2012-07-29 12:38
You show us a masterpiece of architecture in an interesting framing. Very good the ray of light from top.
All the best,
adores (34348) 2012-07-29 18:15
A wonderful example of architecture for sure!
I really like the Ws - the composition and the light make it great! - really deserved a main post also! But I also like this one! - you framed it very well and tha part with the sun light really add to the composition!
lousat (72181) 2012-07-30 8:57
This pic is absolutely fantastic! What a spectacular interior taken from a very original point of view to create this surrounding perspective,top quality of details and colors and i like how you play so well whit lights and shadows! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano
josepmarin (57473) 2012-07-30 10:02
a magnificent close-up in this composition, in which you show us the great beauty and the decorative wealth of this wonderful architecture, by means of the shapes and the geometry of the entrance of the Mosque.
The management of the exposure is very good, I like the effect of the sun light on these delicate mosaics.
A great complementary shot in the WS.
A beautiful work, my friend.
mkamionka (29187) 2012-07-30 13:16
fantastic geometry! I like this extraordinary architecture and I cannot imagine a better way to present it.
Amazing colors and shapes!
Noel_Byrne (20694) 2012-07-31 3:58
The first image on TE that I have seen from Uzbekistan, and what a beautiful image it is. The mosaic work here is magnificent and I love the upwards POV with the small amount of sun light. And a fascinating note to top it all off, thank you.
sacimar (25975) 2012-07-31 5:16
this is another good image of this building, I like the art work of the facades, the composition is beautiful with the light and shadow areas, well done,
Waylim (25032) 2012-08-05 0:01
Sorry, I have been busy and not as active here, missed a few of your wonderful shots. This one is really wonderful with all the mosaic design. As impressive as those that I have seen in Morocco, could even be more impressing being there in person. Love the deep blue of the tiles. Excellent detials, great POV from the cornor and the part in the sun really give good contrast but not over exposed.
Angshu (54703) 2012-08-07 20:57
Quite exemplary! Yes, if the shaft of light was not there to brighten up the brilliant mosaics, this shot would have been 'boring', if I may use that word. But the light falls on the small filigreed window creating such a mystifying atmosphere! I continue to be amazed by the details of the workmanship.
I liked the WS shot as well, where the vertical framing & larger piece of lit up area makes us see 'more'...but I prefer your original version slightly more. Fine set of work!
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (39482)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-12-19
- Categories: Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Nikon D70s, 18-70mm AF-S DX 3.5 - 4.5 Nikkor, ISO 200 RAW
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2012-07-27 8:57