Two new miniature paintings by world-renowned Iranian artist Mahmoud Farshchian have been unveiled in Tehran. "Sham-e Ghariban" (The Night of the Oppressed) and "The Fourth Heaven" were unveiled during a ceremony at the Farshchian Museum of Sa’dabad Cultural and Historical Complex.
On numerous occasions, Farshchian's paintings have been given as precious gifts and as symbols of Iranian art to renowned politicians at high-profile meetings and summits. John Kerry, the 68th US Secretary of State (2013-2017) is among those to have been honored with one of Farshchian’s pieces. Many believe that this very art piece helped to break the ice between the Iranian and American delegations during one of the rounds of negotiations over the Iranian nuclear program back in 2015, which ended up with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly known as the Iran nuclear deal.
Speaking at the ceremony, Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Abbas Salehi called Farshchian an icon of contemporary Iranian art and said, “Farshchian blends poetry and pictures to produce his works. He has actually brought images and words closer to one another. He showed how one can have roots in tradition but create modern symbols, and make them tangible for the visitors."
Veteran Iranian painter Mahmoud Farshchian unveiled four of his latest miniatures at the Farshchian Museum in Tehran's Sadabad Cultural Historical Complex on Friday. The works "The Annoyance", "Wildlife", "Flourishing", and "The Dense Cloud" were displayed to the public during a ceremony attended by a number of cultural figures and artists from various fields.
The head of the Islamic-Iranian Arts university of Master Farshchian said that due to the efforts of the Cultural Heritage Organization, the UNESCO National Committee and Master Farshchian University, Persian art of miniature was nationally registered.
A rare painting exhibition, titled Beauty Of Creation, is set to open featuring Farshchian's work. “In this show, the viewer will be taken into a realm of the real and unreal. His artworks are known to display the synergy and oneness of mankind, animals and nature brought to life. One will witness an appealing fusion of the traditional and the modern in this collection of fine art prints from Iran,” says Jalpa H Vithalani, curator of the show.
The Farshchian University of Iranian-Islamic Arts has been established by the Islamic Azad University, and Bahman Namvar-Motlaq will be the dean of the academic center, the university announced on Wednesday. The university has been established to prevent the traditional Iranian-Islamic arts from sinking into oblivion, Namvar-Motlaq said.