Art

Painting, sculpture, installation, creativity – the latest news and stories from galleries and museums in Tehran and across Iran.

Los Angeles ‘Freedom’ Sculpture Inspired by Cyrus Cylinder

Los Angeles ‘Freedom’ Sculpture Inspired by Cyrus Cylinder

Inspired by the well-known Cyrus Cylinder, an Iranian-American artist has built a new public art installation, known as the Freedom Sculpture, which was unveiled in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

‘Trumpism’ Cartoon Contest Held in Tehran

Iran is hosting an international cartoon exhibition titled “Trumpism”, where cartoons and caricatures of US President Donald Trump are put on display.

Iranian Calligraphers Awarded at Turkish Event

Iranian calligrapher Javad Khuran received the special jury prize of $50,000, and Habib Ramezanpur won the $20,000 cash award in the Nasta’liq section, at the third Hilya International Calligraphy Award in Istanbul.
Iran Not to Exhibit Its Unseen Artworks in Europe

Iran Not to Exhibit Its Unseen Artworks in Europe

Displaying the art pieces of Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art Museum (TMOCA) outside Iran is not on the agenda of Iran’s Culture and Islamic Guidance Ministry, the minister declared.
Iranian Celebrities React to Twin Attacks in Tehran

Iranian Celebrities React to Twin Attacks in Tehran

A large number of Iranian celebrities have reacted to the twin terrorist attacks in Tehran on June 7. They posted photos and messages on social media to demonstrate Iranians’ solidarity with each other. The celebrities also sympathized with the victims’ families and expressed their dismay at the violent assaults.
Walls in Iraq Are No More Dark

Walls in Iraq Are No More Dark

An Iraqi artist says his profession was regarded as a crime during the ISIS rule, when the terrorist group’s black flag was seen on all the walls, but the dark walls are now gone.

National Festival of Salt Statues in Eastern Iran

Over 30 groups of artists gathered in Iran’s eastern province South Khorasan to build and display their salt statues in a national festival held in the past weekend.
Islamic Art at Christie’s: From Miniature to Qajar Paintings

Islamic Art at Christie’s: From Miniature to Qajar Paintings

Several pieces of Islamic art will be put up for auction at Christie’s, London, on April 27.
World’s Prominent Painters Come Together in ‘Garden of Luminaries’

World’s Prominent Painters Come Together in ‘Garden of Luminaries’

Iran’s Aradman Publications has published a book titled “The Garden of Luminaries” which provides the readers with a different outlook on the patterns of diverse painting schools and styles of the world’s prominent painters.
Tehran Hosts Traditional Needlework Festival

Tehran Hosts Traditional Needlework Festival

Dozens of traditional works sewn by Iranian craftsmen were put on display in the first edition of a national needlework festival held in Tehran.

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