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Farshchian’s Works at Sa’dabad

Farshchian’s Works at Sa’dabad
Farshchian’s Works at Sa’dabad

Two new works by Mahmoud Farshchian, master of Persian painting and miniatures was unveiled at Tehran’s Sa’dabad Complex on Saturday.

Titled ‘Glory of Nature’ and ‘Phoenix’, the two masterpieces were unveiled at Farshchian Museum in the complex, in the presence of Masoud Soltanifar, vice president and head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization, head of Sa’dabad Complex Boyouk Mousavi, art researcher and university professor Hassan Bolkhari, Deputy Head of the Department of Environment Mohammad Mojabi and over 200 artists and fans of Farshchian.

Mousavi praised Farshchian’s concern for the environment as shown in the works unveiled, one of which is on the theme of nature, IRNA reported.

Farshchian said in Persian literature and culture, the phoenix is the symbol of thoughtfulness and wisdom.

“I’ve tried to depict the symbolic concepts through the forms and colors, to portray my love of Persian literature,” he said, and emphasized the need to conserve nature and said his other work is an invitation to the people to show more concern towards environmental protection and help curb  degradation.

Farshchian, 85, was born in Isfahan, a place famed for its art and artists, where he learned art, painting and sculpting.

His powerful and innovative paintings are dynamic, expansive and vibrant with an appealing fusion of tradition and modernity, which are constituents of his unique style.

His masterpieces have been hosted by several museums and exhibitions worldwide. He is seen as a modernizer in the field of miniatures, an art form which was first established in ancient Persia and later spread to China and Turkey and other Middle Eastern countries.

He is also the founder of his own school in Iranian painting, which adheres to classical form while making use of new techniques to broaden the scope of Iranian paintings.