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Works by Qandriz on Display After 50 Years
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Works by Qandriz on Display After 50 Years

Half a century after the death of modern artist Mansur Qandriz (1936-1966), the notable cofounder of Saqqakhaneh School of Art, a solo exhibition of his works will be held at Farda Art Gallery in Tehran.
The ‘Exhibition of Works by Mansur Qandriz’ is slated for September 22-October 5. Visiting hours are 4 to 8 pm. the venue is located at No.2, A’rabi Street 6th, Hosseini Street, Karim Khan Avenue, Honaronline reported.
On display will be a selection from the large oeuvre of this prolific artist, including manual prints and paintings. Three of his works, which have never been displayed before, will be unveiled.
A note on the event says: “The present exhibition is the fruit of a lifetime search and exploration in art. The life (of the artist) ended too soon but his influence lasted long enough to give rise to a flourishing school of painting.”
Alongside sculptor Parviz Tanavoli, 80, and visual artist and painter Faramarz Pilaram (1937-1982), Qandriz established the Saqqakhaneh movement – a name derived from the votive fountains installed for public drinking and congregating mainly in the older quarters of Iranian towns and cities.
Trying to reconcile their Iranian heritage and culture with western art, the Saqqakhaneh artists shared a common fascination for traditional poetics and iconography and recognized the social role of the artist to create works which were accessible and understandable to the contemporary Iranian audience.
Saqqakhaneh movement became a national Iranian school of painting that was revolutionary in its ability to approach tradition and at the same time instill a sense of freedom from the rigid boundaries of visual clichés.

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