The artist depicted the world famous square, Registan in Samarkand, using the individual author’s style of transferring a winter day. The recognizable technique made the architectural ensemble three-dimensional and reviving before your eyes.
Registan was the name of the main (front) squares in the cities of the Middle East. The Samarkand square is the most famous registan owing to the famous architectural ensemble of the XV-XVII centuries located on it; the center of the ensemble is the Ulugbek Madrasah (1417-1420), the Sherdor Madrasah (1619-1636) and the Tillja-Kari Madrasah (1646-1660).
The ensemble of the three madrasahs is a unique example of the art of urban planning and a remarkable model of the architectural design of a main square of a city. In 2001, this ensemble together with the other ancient historical buildings of Samarkand was entered on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The madrasahs were constructed at different times. The first was the Ulugbek Madrasah erected in the period from 1417 to 1420 years by the order the ruler and astronomer Ulugbek, Timurlan’s grandson. Two centuries later, another two monumental buildings, the Sherdor Madrasah and the Tillya-Kari Madrasah, were built by the order of the Samarkand ruler Bakhodur Yalangtush. Each of the three buildings shows its own unique decor – the filigree patterns carved in the stone that adorn the walls and portals. The blue domes of the madrasahs are made of burned bricks and faced with the glazed tiles on the outside, which shines brightly in the sun from whatever side it is shining.