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.
The book titled “The Garden of Luminaries”, recently published by Aradman Publications, provides readers with a collection of diverse painting schools’ patterns along with a number of artworks by the world’s most prominent painters in the past millennium and a different outlook on the style of these maestros.
According to a Farsi report by the Khabar Online News Agency, using an art therapy approach, the book presents a collection of different art schools’ patterns used by the world’s famous painters to create everlasting masterpieces in the past 10 centuries, particularly the last 300-400 years.
It includes works by Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519, Italy), Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (1475-1564, Italy), Vincent Willem van Gogh (1853-1890, the Netherlands), Pablo Picasso (1881-1973, Spain), Oscar-Claude Monet (1840-1926, France), Marc Zakharovich Chagall (1887-1985, Russia), Salvador Dali (1904-1989, Spain), Andy Warhol (1928-1987, US), Frida Kahlo (1907-1954 Mexico), Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606-1669, the Netherlands), and Gustav Klimt (1862-1918, Austria).
Works by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919, France), Paul Cézanne (1839-1906, France), William Thomas Kinkade (1958-2012, US), Edvard Munch (1863-1944, Norway), Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640, Germany), Grant DeVolson Wood (1891-1942, US), Jacob Isaackszoon van Ruisdael (1629-1682, the Netherlands), Johan Vermeer (1632-1675, the Netherlands), Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972, the Netherlands), Edward Hopper (1882-1967, US), Rene Francois Ghislain Magritte (1898-1967, Belgium), and Camille Pissarro (1830-1903, US) are also included in the book.
“The Garden of Luminaries” also presents masterpieces by Hans Holbein the Younger (1497-1543, Germany), John Singer Sargent (1856-1925, US), Jean-Honore Fragonard (1732-1806, France), Robert Campin (1375-1444, France), Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665, France), Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788, Britain), Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904, France), James Ensor (1860-1949, Belgium) and Francisco Goya (1746-1828, Spain).
The texts in the book have been compiled and translated into Farsi by Fatemeh Forqani.
The preface of the book reads: “Painting is an activity which helps develop creativity in children and young adults. It also helps adults achieve effective peace and tranquillity which contributes to the beautification of their lives.
In ancient schools of thought, colours and painting were also believed to have a soothing and pacifying impact. In the second chapter of the book, the readers are invited to paint the sketches of some of the works by the well-known artists listed above, in their own way and using their own creativity.
The book has 84 pages and has been published in 1,000 copies. Its price is about $4 in Iran.