Art

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

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Tehran’s Moqaddam Museum: A Qajar-Era Mansion with Exquisite Tilework

The Moqaddam Museum in the Iranian capital, Tehran, is a tiled mansion dating back to the Qajar era.
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Iran’s Kashan Hosting Annual Contemporary Art Event

The 10th Persbook Annual Contemporary Art Event is being held in the Iranian city of Kashan with works by 19 artists displayed in individual and collaborative sections.
Master Farshchian I Saw Imam Reza’s Face and Painted Him 1

Master Farshchian: I Saw Imam Reza’s Face and Painted Him!

Renowned Iranian artist Mahmoud Farshchian recounts how he painted his famous work of art which depicts Imam Reza, the eighth Shiite Imam.
Murals of Tehran

Iran in Photos: Murals of Tehran

Paintings and murals that decorate the walls of the Iranian capital are sometimes lost in the city’s hustle and bustle.
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Iran’s Hamadan Hosts 3D Lighting Performance on Ashura

On the occasion of first decade of Muharram, the historical events of the Islamic month are narrated with three-dimensional lighting in Iran.
Tehran Hosts ‘Tough-Skinned’ Art Exhibition

Tehran Hosts ‘Tough-Skinned’ Art Exhibition

"Tough-skinned" is the title of a group exhibition of paintings and sculptures, displaying a collection of works by various Iranian artists.
Tehran's Milad Tower Hosts 'Birth of Peace' Group Exhibition 5

Tehran’s Milad Tower Hosts ‘Birth of Peace’ Group Exhibition

A group exhibition of artworks titled "Birth of Peace" was held at Milad Tower of Tehran from 7 to 9 August, 2020.

‘Let’s Stay Healthy’ Exhibits Works Created in Quarantine

The “Let’s Stay Healthy" virtual exhibition is currently underway at Tehran’s Afrand Gallery, displaying the works Mohammad Baqer Ziaei has created under the pandemic lockdown.
Iranian Artist Advances to Finals in UNESCO Painting Contests 1

Iranian Artist Advances to Finals in UNESCO Painting Contests

An Iranian artist has found her way into the final stage of a painting contest held by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Iran Objects to Turkey’s “Islamic Calligraphy” Proposal to UNESCO

Iran Objects to Turkey’s “Islamic Calligraphy” Proposal to UNESCO

Iran has officially objected to Ankara’s proposal for the registration, by UNESCO, of what it calls “Islamic calligraphy” as part of Turkey’s intangible cultural heritage.