From the beginning of the XV century the development of these genres is associated mainly with easel painting. Historical painting genre includes events in the history, including works that reflect the history of heroes.
One of the most important areas of the Azerbaijani fine arts - cartoon genre met in the press, in satiric magazines of XIX century for the first time
The development of the genre of the cartoon in Azerbaijan is connected with publication of the weekly satirical magazine "Molla Nasreddin” on April 7, 1906. Jalil Mammadguluzade was publisher and editor in chief of "Molla Nasreddin" magazine. This journal during its 25 years of existence had described ugliness, defects of the society without any fear, and tried to wake up Moslems from the dream of ignorance.
The first examples of miniature art of the Middle Eas were created in citis of Azerbaijan like Tabriz, Maragha.
The book illustration and miniature art though was available in Azerbaijan earlier but the most perfect examples of this art which reached us are "Varga and Gulsha" (the early of the XIII century, "Topkapi" Museum, Istanbul), Rashidaddin’s “Jami-at-Tavarikh" (1307 and 1314, Paris, London, Istanbul museums).
The first examples of graphic art can be found at Gobustan rock paintings, works created by painters of Tabriz miniature art school and in graphic works of painters. However, the art design of classic literary works, manuscripts and religious books show that the graphic design has an ancient history in Azerbaijan.
In the Middle Ages the interesting decorative mosaics have been created from majolica in buildings in Azerbaijan.
The entry gate and windows of Zaviyya mosque of XVIII century in Nakhichevan were decorated with colorful mosaics.
The Azerbaijani national clothes are one of the valuable sources to learn our culture. Playing an important role in identifying ethnogeny, cultural-historical relations and mutual influence between peoples, clothes are also influenced by economic and geographical conditions.
Historical, ethnographic and artistic features of folk art are reflected in clothes. It may be apparent on clothing and accessories, as well as on embroidery and weaving art.
A bronze needle and awl dated to the early Bronze Age (III millennium BC) have been discovered in Azerbaijan during archaeological excavations. These findings prove that the ancient population of Azerbaijan could sew clothes for themselves. Small clay statues (II millennium BC) found in Kultepe and seals and fingerwares (V century BC) discovered in Mingechevir give a certain idea on garments of those periods. Remains of clothes made of different silk fabrics were found in Mingechevir catacomb graves (V-VI centuries AD). Gold accessories and clay shoe-shape dishes dated III-IV centuries also prove that the Azerbaijanis have had high material culture since ancient times.
During restoration works in a mausoleum next to the Shirvanshah Palace (XV century) in Baku, remnants of valuable moire and silk fabrics were found.
Plenty cheap sources of raw materials in Azerbaijan created favorable conditions for manufacturing silk and woolen clothes here in the Middle Ages.
In XVII century, Azerbaijan was an important sericulture region of the Near East, while Shirvan the main sericulture province of Azerbaijan. Shamakhi Shabran, Arash, Gabala, Javad, Agdash and other cities were main textile centers of Azerbaijan. The famous traveler Adam Olearius wrote: “They (Shirvan people) are mostly engaged in yarn, silk and wool weaving, various embroidery.” Textiles manufactured in Shamakhi gained special fame, while there was a great demand for elegant headcovers and other weaving products.
Azerbaijani cities, such as Ganja, Sheki, Nakhchivan, Maragha, Marand, Arash, and Ordubad were important textile centers. A prominent silk textile center, Ganja should especially be mentioned. Evliya Çelebi (XII century) wrote that Ganja silk was very popular.