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04/30/13

Exhibition in London by Iranian Artists: Peace from the bottom of my art

Source: Opera Gallery, London


Love the birds, 2013 - by Parviz Tanavoli
Signed, dated and numbered (lower left)
Digital print on paper, edition of 80 89 x 76 cm - 35 x 29.9 in.

Mankind came into existence with a desire to pursue the gift of inner peace and tranquility. The word ‘Peace’ has a strong meaning, in its broad reference to hope and the subtle range of possibilities the very word connotes: everyone can render their own vision of Peace.

The universal subject of Peace has always been a source of inspiration for artists. The history of art is full of memorable artworks on this theme, such as Picasso’s dove of peace created for the occasion of the Peace Movement, or Chagall’s stained-glass window La Paix ou l’Arbre de vie in Sarrebourg’s Chapelle des Cordeliers (France).

For us, real peace has to come from within and then spread outwards to one’s surroundings, which is why we have decided to do an exposition on the theme of peace. This exhibition is a forum for different Iranian artists to express their inner feelings about the world, its structure and their vision of the environment where they live.

Beyond the artworks presented, the exhibition ‘Peace from the bottom of my art’ is an expression of everyone’s dream of peace. Opera Gallery is proud to host this inspiring collection of all that Iran has to offer, and to guide you in the exploration of those 58 visions of peace. 

Gilles dyan
Founder and Chairman
opera Gallery Group

Jean-david Malat
director
opera Gallery London

Leila Varasteh & Vida Zaim
Curators

EXHIBITION FROM APRIL 26 TO MAY 09 2013
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134 New Bond Street, London W1S 2TF

 


Peace, 2013 - by Nasrollah Afjei
Signed and dated 'Afjei 2013' and signed in Farsi (centre left)
Acrylic on canvas
120 x 70 cm - 47.2 x 27.6 in.

 


From the collection of Venus in the tragic land, 2012 - by Ghodratollah Agheli
Signed (next to the angel's foot and the snake)
Bronze and glass, unique piece
44 x 30 x 46 cm - 17.3 x 11.8 x 18.1 in.

 


Invitation to cooperate, 2011 - by Farzaneh Hosseini
Signed and dated 'Farzaneh 2011' (lower left)
Bronze and brass, edition of 2
65 x 29 x 14 cm - 25.6 x 11.4 x 5.5 in.

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