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Portraits of Luminaries at Elaheh Gallery

Portraits of Luminaries at Elaheh Gallery Portraits of Luminaries at Elaheh Gallery

Portraits of Iranian luminaries will go on display at the 11th Exhibition of Wonderland Group, slated for December 1 at Tehran’s Elaheh Gallery.  The event seeks to honor everlasting names in a wide range of culture and the arts. Painters, caricaturists, illustrators and animators are participating, Mehr News Agency reported.  According to Lida Motamed, a jury member of exhibition, artists were asked to present realistic portraits of Iranian notables, namely poets, writers, philosophers, photographers, scientists, painters, caricaturists, animators, architects, actors, film directors, sculptors, astrologers, musicians, mathematicians, physicians, martyrs, firefighters, miners and workers.  “These are people and names whose valuable works will never be forgotten. They did something that were indeed remarkable during their time, making them unforgettable,” Motamed said. “Unfortunately veterans are usually not fully understood by their society while still alive. Their value and ingenuity are realized as time passes,” Motamed said.  The event’s 6-member jury received 145 works and selected 46 for the exhibition.  Illustrators Sadeq Sandoqi and Reza Maktabi, painter Mohsen Hassanpour, film producer Kamal Tabatabaei, author and illustrator Hoda Haddadi, painters Homa Tavakkoli and Marjan Sabeti, as well as graphic designer and illustrator Fariba Bandi are guests of honor. The organizers will pay tribute to Sadeq Sandoqi for his remarkable works of art.

The show will run through December 11 at the venue, located at No. 3, Amini Deadend, Golfam St., Afriqa Ave., Elahieh neighborhood.

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