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Artist Amani's Angels

Source: artclvb

Angel by Hojatollah Amani

MEDIUM Inkjet Print on Canvas
DIMENSIONS 80 x 120 cm ( 31 x 47 " )
EDITION Editions of 5
GALLERY artclvb
YEAR 2010

Hojatollah Amani was born in Lorestan, Iran, in 1978. Having grown up in a large family, Hojat rarely had the time to pursue his artistic interests, and struggled to express himself creatively. However, things changed for the young artist when he pursued a degree in painting at the University of Fine Arts in Esfahan, and later, a Master of Fine Arts from Tehran University.

Amani's angels, in all their colours and forms, are laden with the rich folklore, mythology, and imagery of his native Iran. From the winged disc of the Farvahar, to the angelic deities (Yazatas) featured prominently in Zoroastrianism and pre-Islamic Iran, winged beings and the concept of angels itself - thought to have originated in Iran - have played a central role in the Iranian psyche for centuries.

The wings behind Amani's often forlorn and despondent subjects are symbolic of hope, desire, and the yearning for freedom, as well as a rebirth of sorts.

Angel by Hojatollah Amani

MEDIUM Acrylic & Oil on Canvas
DIMENSIONS 120 x 80 cm ( 47 x 31 " )
EDITION Editions of 5
GALLERY artclvb
YEAR 2010

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About artclvb:Initiated by the founders of REORIENT - Shahdad and Joobin Bekhrad - artclvb is a new and unique online platform for contemporary Middle Eastern artists and collectors.

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