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Reconstruction of the Bust of the woman with prosthetic eyes of the Burnt City
An archaeologist in Kerman has said her team has provided the conditions for any artist to erect the sculpture of Burnt City’s ancient women which had reportedly prosthetic eyes.
Traditional ceremony ‘Ghaliboran’ festival was held on 25 July 2016 in the town of Khoemin in Markazi province of Iran.
A call was announced by the secretariat of the 18th Khaneh Cinema (House of Cinema) for long featured films.
Three photographs by Farzin Nazemzadeh has brought for him multiple awards and international acclaim during past four months.
An Iranian drama named “Humans’ Farm” directed by Ali Shams is to be performed in Italian Fringe Festival...
A feast was held by Toos Ferdosi Foundation to celebrate the registration of the ancient Iranian Martial Arts on UNESCO World Heritage List in Tehran...
The director of the acclaimed movie “Fish and Cat”, Shahram Mokri, has won the Abbas Kiarostami Prize, which was established by the organizers of the 16th Hafez Awards this year to be presented to an innovative filmmaker in honor of Abbas Kiarostami, the renowned Iranian filmmaker who died early in July...
The first season of archaeological excavations in Bavanat county in Fars province has led to the discovery of 200 objects with the oldest having traces back to the Neolithic era...
Call for membership in Paytakht Academic Orchestra to be organized by El Sistema Model is extended due to high reception on the part of young musicians...
Iran nominated Arasbaran Protected Zone in East Azarbaijan Province and the historical city of Yazd for 2017 UNESCO World Cultural Heritage listing
‘Angel’ directed by Hassan Akhoundpour will be screened at the 11th Marbella International Film Festival in Spain…
Iranian artist Hamed Morteza-Alavi won the first prize at the Izmir Cartoon Competition on the theme of “Let’s Remove the Barriers…”
A Visit to Oudlajan, Unremembered Remnant of Old Tehran
Preserving historical fabrics in Iran in comparison to western countries is a newly established endeavor. This concern grew in Europe from several years ago and synchronous to modernization of societies. Technological developments in the twentieth century, providing the possibility to generate multiple copies of artworks firstly heralded a new age, in which Art, previously available only to the elite, was taken and brought among the ruck.
In the 1960s and ’70s, politicization meant taking a position, establishing and following a political program, taking up armed struggle, putting one’s skills (including art) at the service of the revolution, fighting in the name of the horizon of state socialism, and acting in solidarity with anti-imperialist and decolonization struggles.
Painters may view scenes in a way that's similar to how the world really is: A mishmash of colors, lines and shapes.
In recent years, in celebration of the Persian New Year, the Tehran Municipality and the Organization of Tehran Beautification have been organizing an annual spring urban art event comprised of art exhibits and installations in public spaces around the city. With each coming year the event has grown larger with a greater number of participating artists and encompassing a wider range of art forms...
Abstract A discerning trait of Persian painting, which differentiates it from the Western style of painting, is the irrefutable resemblance between the male and female figures. Persian painting is closely entwined with Persian poetry and therefore, the primary focus of this study are the illustrations accompanying poems which narrate Persian folklores in order to have portrayals of culturally well-known male and female figures. An attempt is made to compare and demonstrate the similarities between the studies done on Persian literature and metaphor, and the studies done on Persian art...
Nowrouz is the only festival that is still celebrated across the entire “Iranian World”; meaning the world that was once defined by the boundaries of the Iranian Empire and the land on which Iranian culture remains alive. The term “Iranian World” remaining from the late Iranian archaeologist Shahriar Adl (2) refers to a geographical region that covers today’s country of Iran as well as Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and even parts of India and what was once known as the Ottoman Empire...
Looking back on twentieth century modernism from the standpoint of today, it seems that its major aesthetic component was actually provincialism. Across the world, different forms of social and economic modernization emerged, leading artists to develop new practices that broke from tradition to engage with these shifting circumstances. However, the early canonization of “modern art” in Western Europe, followed by the transfer of power to New York towards the middle of the century, meant that most practitioners were inevitably forced to benchmark themselves against external examples. This produced major power imbalances between artists from different nations
It is said both inthe native and foreign sourcesthat the original Avesta “written on 12,000 prepared cow-skins, and with gold ink,” was burnt together with other treasures and books when Alexander of Macedonia set Parsgarde (Persepolis) on fire. (1) In other sources, it is said that there were actually two copies, one kept in Shapigan treasury and the other in the “citadel of writings” dejnebeshteh (2) whose exact location had never been found, thus a mystery.
The relationship between art and power, or art and war, or art and terror, has always been an ambivalent one, to put it mildly. True, art needs peace and quiet for its development. And yet time and time again it has used this quiet, of all things, in order to sing the praises of war heroes and their heroic deeds.
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The Knight of the “Iranian World”, Shahriyar Adl was born on 3 February 1944 in Tehran. His father, Ahmad Hossein Khan Adle was from Tabriz and his mother Homa Vali, with the honorary title Zia-ol-Moluk was from the city of Bastam.


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Painting & Sculpture Exhibition
Group Exhibition
14-24 Jul 2016
Hadi Taqizadeh & Mozhgan Etezadi
Opening: Friday, 24 June, 2016
Opening: 10 June, 2016
An Exhibition by Elnaz Mottaki
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Selected Iranian Film , Cinema , Theater Artists
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Director, scriptwriter
Director and screen-writer
Director,Screenwriter, Playwrighter and Researcher
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