Works of three generations of female Iranian painters were put on display in an exhibition at Tehran's Mellat Gallery on Friday evening. One hundred works by 47 artists have been selected for the exhibit entitled "Alternative View", the gallery announced in a press release on Sunday.
artwork by Tahereh Samadi Tari
A painting by Tahereh Samadi-Tari is on display in the exhibition "Alternative View" at Tehran's Mellat Gallery.
Tasvir-e Shahr Institute, which is affiliated with the Tehran Municipality, has organized the exhibit to commemorate Mansureh Hosseini, a pioneer of modern art in Iran who passed away in early summer this year.
artwork by Bita Vakili
Tasvir-e Shahr managing director Hadi Monabbati, Tehran City Council member Ahmad Masjed-Jamei, deputy mayor Mohammad Ayazi, and several other officials visited the art show on Saturday.
"The Tehran urban management feels very honored to showcase works by three generations of female Iranian artists," Monabbati said in a short speech at the exhibition.
"We believe that without art, modern cities will die spiritually," he added.
artwork by Golnaz Fathi
"As the languages of Foruq (Farrokhzad), Parvin (Etesami) and Simin (Daneshvar) have been recognized in Persian literature, we should see whether there are specific schools of painting among Iranian female artists," Masjed-Jamei said.
"This fact can be ascertained from this exhibit," he added.
artwork by Iran Darroudi
Masjed-Jamei said that the Tehran City Council would make efforts to convert Mansureh Hosseini's home into a museum for her works.
"This exhibit is an ideal opportunity to scrutinize the painting perspective of women," Ayazi said.
"It also gives a chance to learn about the evolution of art and thought through three generations of female artists in Iran," he added.
artwork by Behjat Sadr
Among the artists whose works are on display at the exhibit are Shirian Ettehadieh, Samira Eskandarfar, Farah Osuli, Parvaneh Etemadi, Sara Jafari, Rana Farnud, Manjeh Sahi, Behjat Sadr, Tahereh Samadi-Tari, Matisa Kazeruni, Mitra Kavian, Shohreh Mehran, Bita Vakili and Elham Yazdanian.
artwork by Farideh Lashai
The exhibition runs until December 21 at Mellat Cinema & Gallery in Tehran.
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