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Tehran museum honors pioneers of Iranian modern art PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 30 November 2010 07:55

Two major pioneers of Iranian modern painting were honored at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (TMCA) on Sunday.

An exhibition displaying works by Mahmud Javadipur and Ahmad Esfandiari also opened on the sidelines. Hundreds of artists, students and fans attended the ceremony organized to commemorate the popular artists’ careers spanning more than seven decades.

TMCA director Mahmud Shaluii next said that the museum is proud to possess over 40 works by the two masters. Working steadily for 70 years, Esfandiari is from the first generation of the Iranian pioneers of art and he still experiments within his style and technique.

Born in 1922, Esfandiari created a new eclectic style by using modern Western combinations of familiar Iranian art motifs and elements. Javadipur was born in 1920 in Tehran. He studied painting at Tehran University and later taught art. He was the representative of the then ministry of Art and Culture in the High Council of Stamps, the representative of the Faculty of Fine Arts in the Council of the Standards Institute, and the founder of the first art gallery.

Javadipur created the logos for Bank Markazi, the National Iranian Oil Company, UNESCO Publications and Kharazmi Publications. The exhibit is currently displaying about 400 works, “The works have also been published in two volumes available at the museum.”

The exhibit runs until January 20 at the museum located on North Kargar St., near Laleh Park.

Curtsey:Mehr News

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