Persian painting has several branches. These include the classic art of the Persian miniature, the popular form of “Qahveh Khanehei” painting (Tea-house style painting), and Modern painting in an international style.

Qahveh Khanehei painting (نقاشی قهوه خانه ای): This style of painting represents the tradition of realism in Persian art, striving for truthfulness in form and detail. The works of the Ghahveh Khaneh were most influenced by the literary masterpiece Shahnameh Ferdowsi, which provided the main subject of illustration for the early Ghahveh Khaneh artists.