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Ayvazian's 'Colors of Homeland' at Niavaran Center

Ayvazian's 'Colors of Homeland' at Niavaran CenterAyvazian's 'Colors of Homeland' at Niavaran Center

Colors of Homeland is the upcoming exhibition of paintings by London-based Iranian painter, designer and architect Edman Ayvazian, 85, to be hosted by Niavaran Cultural Center in Tehran.

The exhibition will feature a selection of Ayvazian's works including life drawings, watercolor paintings of desert architecture, tombs and shrines and Iranian rural fabrics, abstract paintings and his collection of installation-paintings from the Rubaiyat of the Persian poet Omar Khayyam.

The event will also include a representation of murals and calligraphies created by Ayvazian for his architectural projects in Iran, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and elsewhere, Honaronline reported.

In 2015, part of the featured selection was showcased in a two-month exhibition at the National Gallery of Armenia, the country's largest art museum located on Yerevan's Republic Square.

The exhibition opens on September 2 and will run through September 10. The timings are from 10 am to 7 pm on all days, except Fridays, when it is open from 2-9 pm.

  Started at Young Age

Ayvazian was born into an Armenian family in Tehran and started painting at the age of 13.

In his formative years he studied Persian art in Isfahan. In 1971, he moved to London where he studied at the Academy of Arts.

He has painted in oil, acrylic and watercolor. He describes his 1984 publication 'Painting and Drawings of an Armenian Village' the culmination of his works.

His paintings have captured the richness of cultures, traditions and architectures in the past and present. He is the only Iranian member of ROI, the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, founded in 1882 in the UK.