Thursday, December 13, 2012

Pe Drumul Matasii in Uzbekistan 25. Madrese in oglinda: Ulugbek si Abdulazizkhan / On the Silk Road in Uzbekistan 25. Mirrored Maddrasah: Ulugbek and Abduazizkhan


The two madrasah I will present today have been built at a distance of aprox. 200 years. The first one was erected by Ulugbek, the grandson of Amir Timur (Tamerlane), on 1417. It was the first madrasah constructed by him, and the only surviving monument from the Timurides time. It is an example of good proportions and excellent design.


The second madrassah was constructed by the order of Abdulazizkhan, on 1651/52. Because he lost his throne in the same year, de decoration remained unfinished but still one can see the richness of decoration here. It is a luxuous building, influenced by Chinese architecture. This is the last construction of this size in Bukhara.

 

 

Sistemul kosh de a construi madrase  "in oglinda", pentru a le potenta valoarea arhitectonica si artistica, este caracteristic Buharei. Asa este si cazul celor doua madrase pe care vi le prezint astazi, construite la distanta de 200 de ani una de alta.
                                               

Ulugbek, nepotul lui Amir Timur (Tamerlan) a fost mai putin un conducator priceput, cat un astronom exceptional pentru vremea sa. Folosindu-i pe cei mai buni arhitecti ai timpului, Nadjmetdin Bukhari si
Ismail Isfagani, el a construit in 1417 prima sa madrasa, in Bukara. Este si singura ramasa in picioare din timpul dinastiei Timurizilor. Desi nu este mare, ea se remarca prin claritatea designului si excelentele sale proportii.
 Madrasa Ulugbek, 1417
Dupa mai bine de 200 de ani (1651/52), Hanul Abdulaziz a poruncit construirea unei madrase vis-a-vis de cea a lui Ulugbek. Pentru ca in acelasi an si-a pierdut tronul, decorarea madrasei a ramas neterminata. Chiar si asa se poate admira  ornamentatia bogata a portalului si luxul intregii cladiri. Este vizibila influenta chineza. Aceasta a fost ultima constructie de o asemenea grandoare, la Buhara.
 Madrasa lui Abdulazizhan, 1651/52

27 comments:

Randy said...

I like the tile work in the last photo.

Traveling Hawk said...

You are right, Randy. It's exquisite! I wish you a great weekend, there, in SF!

VP said...

Hard to find a favorite image here: everything is so beautiful!

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

You really did witness some grand stuff in this part of the world!
Duncan In Kuantan

ANITA said...

really really nice and good work!I think of all those which ade this..fantastic!!))

Traveling Hawk said...

Thank you, VP!

Traveling Hawk said...

The towns on the Silk Road are great, all of them!

Traveling Hawk said...

They were very skilled craftsmen, Anita.

Doug Hickok said...

Wow, exquisite art! Imagine how long it took the artists to make such a work, and the patience too!!! It is a marvel.

Helma said...

Beautiful weather Traveling Hawk series, and the details leave you again very nice to see. The color blue is central but what is so beautiful!

Helma said...

Hallow Traveling Hawk,

Nu știu de ce v-ați mutat în acest blog, dar voi lega în meu blogrol schimbare egal :-)

Distreaza-te cu acest blog nou.

Salutări, Helma

PS Eu nu pot comenta pe blog-ul nou. Am completat tot, dar dacă vreau să trimit răspunsul krijk-am raporta că nu se poate!??

Helma said...

Hello Traveling Hawk,

your new email blog I can not respond. I also use your contact but that is not sent. Very sorry but I can not follow you so.

You will be asked for my name. I will try again, instead of my name my blog address it to turn, but if that fails then it stops.

Greetings, Helma

LifeRamblings said...

the artwork is amazingly beautiful.

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for some reason, i've trouble visiting your new blog TH. i hope it's just a temporary glitch.

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