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Persian Rug Symbol of Peace in Paintings
Art And Culture

Persian Rug Symbol of Peace in Paintings

Layla Alavi is displaying her watercolor paintings, a mixture of Persian rug patterns and modern art, in Persian Idea Art Gallery.
“Paintings with acrylic compilation techniques and collages of Persian rug patterns are displayed in this exhibition. The style is abstract and the theme is ‘peace’,” she told ISNA.
Adding that peace has an internal aspect as well as external, she said: “I feel as though people need to achieve inner peace and stop viewing their lives separate from that of others and value other people’s lives as their own. That is an issue addressed by all divine religions including Islam and the Holy Qur’an. Sacrifice and forgiveness are manifestations of true peace.”
The artist further said heaven can be thought of as the perfect image of peace, where there are no traces of violence or hatred. “We must create heaven on earth. What I have tried to portray in the series is mentioned in the Holy Qur’an.”
Stating that colors are very important to her, she said she believes life without color is “listless and dead.” Additionally, the use of Persian rug patterns combined with modern art underlines their common features.
Alavi is an art graduate from Alzahra University of Tehran. She has pursued painting academically and her works have been exhibited in several galleries.
The “Inner Peace” exhibition opened on January 10. Art enthusiasts can visit the gallery which is open every day until January 24, from 5 to 8 p.m. at No. 28, AllahVerdi Azar Street, Kolahdooz Avenue, Shariati Avenue, Tehran.

 

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