Thursday, June 09, 2005

JL writes in on Masterpieces of Persian Painting

JL at modern kicks wrote in with the original source for the contemporary art in Iran link in the article below. It was originally on the Metropolitan Museum of Art website under modern and contemporary art in Iran. JL was particularly pleased to see the work of Farah Ossouli discussed.

Farah Ossouli (Iranian, born 1953)
poster paint on heavy cardboard

Both Farah Ossouli and the Pakistani artist Shahzia Sikander "appropriate the language of miniature painting, yet re-present it in a contemporary idiom." Nice clip of Shahzia excerpted from the PBS documentary series Art:21 — Art in the Twenty-First Century.

JL also dreams of going to Iran one day. Any way that we can arrange an art blogger tour to Tehran?

1 comment:

JL said...

Any way that we can arrange an art blogger tour to Tehran?

I wish. But in the fall or winter, please.

Thanks for the link to the Sikander page. I hadn't seen that before, very cool.