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Transcendental Art by Grandmasters

Transcendental Art by Grandmasters Transcendental Art by Grandmasters

The ECO Cultural Institute (ECI) based in Tehran, will showcase a number of artworks by grandmasters of traditional Iranian arts.

The group exhibition titled the ‘Global Project of Transcendental Art’ is slated for February 3-10 at the Diplomatic Gallery of ECO (Economic Cooperation Organization) located at No. 3, Niloufar Alley, Movahed Danesh Street, Aqdasieh neighborhood, Honaronline reported.

The exhibit will run from 10 am-7 pm and present some of the artworks created by grandmasters such as painter and calligrapher Nasrollah Afjei, 84, a recipient of the Certificate of First Degree Art from the Evaluation Council of the Culture and Islamic Guidance Ministry.

Other featured works are by calligrapher Gholam Hussein Amirkhani, 78, pioneer of modern Persian calligraphy Mohammad Jalil Rasouli, 70, master of ‘Thuluth’ and ‘Naskh’ scripts Abdolsamad Haj Samadi, 68, and Yadollah Kaboli Khansari, 68, who is a member of the board of trustees at the Society of Iranian Calligraphers and also a recipient of First Degree Art Certificate.

Miniaturist Mohammad Baqer Aqamiri, 67, calligrapher Mojtaba Malekzadeh, 57, and expert in restoration of manuscripts Hamid Malekian, 56, are the other prominent artists whose works are to be showcased.

Transcendental or visionary art isn’t so much a movement as it is a theme. The style of the individual artists may vary radically, but their common theme is the same – to portray the world beyond physical sight and to overlap mystical and spiritual ideas.


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