عنوان مقاله [English]
Iran’s south west region centered at Susa, with illustrated ﬁndings dating back over 6000 years, is famous for the Elamite civilization. Inhabitants of this region had a signiﬁcant contribution in the development, improvement and expansion of human civilization. The proximity of Elamite civilization to important civilizations such as Akkad, Babylon and then Assyria which were the main puppeteers of civilization development since ﬁfth millennium to ﬁrst millennium BC and observed signiﬁcant visual evolution for 4000 years clariﬁes the importance of this region and its people to us. Given this background and based on works found and dated by archaeologists, a special kind of visual and content development is observed in works discovered in this region. Due to the importance of this issue and in order to clarify the role of our country in world’s visual culture, this paper is aimed at studying and analyzing the gradual growth and development of pictures through the vitality of civilization. The ﬁndings of this paper show that the works belong-ing to Elamite civilization had been ﬁrstly decorative geometric forms; then they had a tendency to summarization and a kind of deformation. Finally, realistic processing and descriptive narratives like contemporary visualiza-tions were seen in different works such as seals, tablets, rock painting and cups. This paper is analytical, presenting documents and surveying the issue based on a library method.