The art of silver beating (toreutics) is one of the traditional Iranian metalwork handicrafts which dates back to several thousand years ago to the era of the Scythians who were of Aryan origin.
An art exhibition opens today at the shrine of Imam Khomeini to commemorate the 30th death anniversary of the founder of the Islamic Revolution.
114 works by 105 artists will go under the hammer at the 10th Tehran Auction on 11 January 2019, among which is an untitled work by the late Iranian legend Abbas Kiarostami. The works selected to go under the hammer in this year’s edition of Tehran Auction have been selected from the portfolio of 105 […]
Paintings by top Egyptian artists have shared wall space with hieroglyphs and Pharaonic relics at Cairo’s Egyptian Museum this week in an exhibition highlighting ancient influences on contemporary art. Artists, intellectuals and ambassadors from around the world attended the Saturday opening of ‘A Night With Art at the Egyptian Museum’, organized by the private Art […]
French Ambassador to Tehran Francois Senemaud visited Saba Art and Cultural Institute and hailed the level of artistic works of Iranian artists presented at the venue. “The Iranian art has reached an international standard,” said Francois Senemaud, French Ambassador to Tehran, who was visiting Saba Art and Cultural Institute on the last day of the […]
TEHRAN – The younger generation in Iran is advocate of handcrafted arts, said Bahman Namvar-Motlaq, the deputy director of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization. “At some time we were affected by repetition in the field of handicrafts, but currently with the emergence of young talented and educated artisans we are witnessing creation of […]
TEHRAN – Zilu is a kind of light hand-woven carpet, the weaving of which provides hundreds of families their livelihood. The provincial Zilu-weaving center is Meibod, in which the craft has been traced to ancient era. This light carpet has proven to be one of the most suitable and most enduring floor coverings, especially in […]
TEHRAN – The France-based Iranian scholar Leili Anvar, has been selected as the director of the 1st Persian Speakers in Europe Art Festival, the organizers announced on Tuesday. Anvar is the translator of a French version of the Masnavi-ye Manavi and Attar’s “The conference of the Birds”. Organized by the Persiana Art and Culture Association, […]