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Portraits of Literary, Art Figures From Shahriar

Portraits of Literary, Art Figures From ShahriarPortraits of Literary, Art Figures From Shahriar

Portraits of celebrated literary and art figures are on display at a group painting exhibition at Imam Ali (AS) Cultural House in Shahriar County in southwest Tehran.

According to, “A Memorable Event” opened on July 31 consisting of drawings from 27 art students who used  chiaroscuro technique.

In chiaroscuro, the artist uses strong contrasts between light and dark, usually bold contrasts affecting a whole composition. It is also a technical term used by artists for the use of contrasts of light to achieve a sense of volume in modeling three-dimensional objects and figure.

The word chiaroscuro is Italian for light and shadow. It is one of the classic techniques used in the works of artists like Rembrandt, da Vinci, and Caravaggio.

Portraits, which resemble real photos, are by 29 well-known artists born in Shahriar including poet and writer Heshmat-Allah Es’haqi, musician Mostafa Shadabfar, playwright and actor Parviz Bashardoust and poet Qasem Nakhjavani.

Paintings have been selected by painter and curator Siamak Shiri, who teaches figurative and portrait painting in his Shahriar-based studio Arjang Art Institute.

The 37-year-old sketch artist has previously held solo and group exhibitions in Iran and Italy. He has conducted research on figurative paintings of Italian painter and sculptor Michelangelo and Dutch painter Rembrandt.

The event will run until August 25. The venue is located in district 3, Andisheh satellite town in Shahriar County.


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