Art

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

Javak-Kari; Traditional Art of Cutting Wood

Javak-Kari; Traditional Art of Cutting Wood

Javak-kari is the delicate art of cutting and shredding wood, which dates back to the eighth century CE and has its origins in Iran’s Shiraz.
First Iranian Woman Filmmaker Dies at 92

First Iranian Woman Filmmaker Dies at 92

Veteran actress and filmmaker Shahla Riahi has passed away at the age of 92 in Tehran, her family confirmed.
Iranian Craftsman Inscribes Quran on Stone (5)

Iranian Craftsman Inscribes Quran on Stone

An artisan in Iran has turned his house into an exhibition of superb pieces of craftsmanship: stones on which are written the verses of the Quran, the holy book of Muslims.

Iranian Woman to Receive French Order of Arts and Letters

Iranian art gallery manager Anahita Ghabaian Etehadieh has been invited by the French Minister of Culture to receive the Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters in early 2020.
Works of Iranian Sculptors Unveiled in Beirut

Works of Iranian Sculptors Unveiled in Beirut

The municipality of Beirut has installed three stone sculptures created by Iranian artists in the Ghobeiry neighbourhood of the Lebanese capital.
Art Exhibition Features Mythical Figures on Wooden Spoons (5)

Art Exhibition Features Mythical Figures on Wooden Spoons

An exhibition was recently held in Tehran where spoons replaced conventional canvases, displaying characters of mythology.
Paternitecture; Patterns in Iran’s Contemporary Environments (6)

Paternitecture; Patterns in Iran’s Contemporary Environments

Tehran recently hosted an event called “paternitecture”, featuring the application of patterns in manmade environments of contemporary Iran.
Autumn Festival at National Garden of Tehran (9)

Autumn Festival at National Garden of Tehran

An autumn festival is being held during the season’s last days in Tehran’s National Garden, a historical area dating back to Qajar era.

Tapestries of Iranian Artist on Show in Tehran

A tapestry exhibition of an Iranian artist is underway in the Shirin Gallery of Tehran. The exhibition consists of 24 various works created by Shahrzad Gharavi.
An Iranian artist couple have run an exhibition called "Leili and Shirin" to put on show in two different ways some works about the society’s view of the women

Iranian Couple Hold Exhibition to Show Women Woes, Achievements

An Iranian artist couple have run an exhibition called "Leili and Shirin" to put on show in two different ways some works about the society’s view of the women.