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Homage to Abbas Kiarostami, mystic moviemaker
Jul05

Homage to Abbas Kiarostami, mystic moviemaker

Abbas Kiarostami, artist, poet, philosopher and moviemaker, has died after a battle with gastrointestinal cancer. In 2005 he featured in a special Eastern Art Report tribute, Abbas Kiarostami in Eastern Art Report. One of Kiarostami’s most celebrated works, the 1997 film Taste of Cherry, was awarded the Palme d’Or at the Cannes film festival. “Abbas Kiarostami, who had travelled to France for treatment, has died,” the...

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A Horse by a Pond and Other Congruities in  Medieval Iranian Ceramic Decoration: Abstract for lecture
Nov25

A Horse by a Pond and Other Congruities in Medieval Iranian Ceramic Decoration: Abstract for lecture

Abstract by Dr Oya Pancaroğlu, received and published 25 November 2014, of a forthcoming lecture entitled ‘A Horse by a Pond and Other Congruities in  Medieval Iranian Ceramic Decoration.’ A significant proportion of Iranian ceramics painted in the luster and mina’i techniques between the late twelfth and early thirteenth centuries were decorated with figural subjects.  While the majority of these can be described as...

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Ceramic focus in Hadassah and Daniel Khalili Memorial Lecture
Nov16

Ceramic focus in Hadassah and Daniel Khalili Memorial Lecture

An early 13th century Iranian ceramic plate that has been the focus of speculation over the years by academics far and wide is one of the highlights of The Hadassah and Daniel Khalili Memorial Lecture in Islamic Art and Culture on 3 December 2014. Dr Oya Pancaroğlu, Associate Professor, Department of History, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, will deliver the lecture, ‘A Horse by a Pond and Other Congruities in Medieval Iranian...

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Finally, a solo Darvish Fakhr
Sep05

Finally, a solo Darvish Fakhr

The extraordinary painterly explorations by Darvish Fakhr finally get a dedicated exposure in the artist’s solo exhibition at EOA.Projects, aka Edge of Arabia, in southwest London’s slowly regenerating Battersea Thames riverside, writes SAJID RIZVI. It’s a tightly edited, evocative oeuvre that’s on view at the gallery, a culmination of several years of work informed or influenced by visits to native Iran....

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Lida Sherafatmand: Early Milestones of an Inner Journey
Aug17

Lida Sherafatmand: Early Milestones of an Inner Journey

The subtitle of Lida Sherafatmand’s exhibition at the Roerich Family Museum and Institute, St Petersburg, references an extraordinary citizen of the world, in many ways like Lida herself, in the person of Nikolai Konstantinovich Roerich (Никола́й Константи́нович Ре́рих,  9 October, 1874-13 December, 1947), writes SAJID RIZVI. Again, like Lida Sherafatmand, an itinerant artist (in the best sense of that phrase) Roerich demonstrated an...

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