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Master pieces of Persian painting at Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art

By Syma Sayyah, Tehran

The Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (TMCA) once in a while does something truly great and very Persian. This time the new exhibition of masterpieces of Persian Paintings may be considered a great achievement. They have gathered works from several Iranian museums as well as the Golestan Palace and put them all in one place for viewers; to see, to imagine and dream on when they see these masterpieces of Iran's most distinguished artists.

A page from Shahnameh

This was a real treat and I was lucky to catch it and see this lovely exhibition before it ended on 5th May. During the exhibition, there was a very informative educational video which explained the different schools and periods of the works on display which was very helpful and enlightening like the rest of the exhibition.

Page from Shahnameh

Details from page in Shahnameh


I was so impressed with the simplicity of the frames which gave room to wonder over the works on display alone. The only shortcoming to me was the fact that once again the book which is expected to accompany the exhibition was not yet available. However, my congratulations to the curator and museum staff who were behind this work.

Work of Iranian master Behzad

I have a few pictures for you that I bought from the museum which I have scanned for you; but please go to the TMCA site and enjoy the beauties of the works there, over 16 pages of them. You will be impressed how much you may like it. Give it a go!

Page from Shahnameh

The exhibition page:


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