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Iranian artist to bedeck streets of Paris

TEHRAN, Sept. 22 (Mehr News Agency) -- The digital paintings of Iranian artist Ataollah Omidvar are to be displayed on the streets of Paris.

His works, which are on the theme of the victims of September 11, are currently on display at La Cite Internationale des Arts at Montparnasse in Paris and the exhibit will continue until September 30.

After the formal exhibition, Omidvar intends to display selected works alongside the River Seine and on the walls of buildings which are in the process of being renovated.

"It is becoming harder day by day to showcase artworks in metropolitan areas so it is essential to use digital paintings. New technology should facilitate the showcasing of artworks for people all over the world," Omidvar told ISNA.

His works have been displayed in several exhibits in Iran and France in recent years under the title "A Prelude to the Third Millennium".

Omidvar has also created artworks on the themes of "Hamd", "Imam Ali (AS)", and "Prophet Muhammad(S)" and has designed a digital painting entitled "The Commemoration of Martyrs" for the Municipality of Tehran.

Digital painting is an emerging art form in which traditional painting techniques such as watercolor, oils and impasto are applied using digital tools by means of a computer, a digitizing tablet, a stylus and software.

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