The Sixth Illustration Biennial has kicked off during a ceremony held in Saba Art and Cultural Institute in the Iranian capital city of Tehran.
Some 400 works including book illustrations and creations by young artists have been showcased in different sections of the event that began on November 3.
The participants were required to submit the works focused on the theme of “The World of Lights and Shadows.”
One section of the festival has been dedicated to the illustrations from books published between the years 2003 to 2013 for both children and young adults.
The works with the central theme of lights and shadows such as those ones in dreams and fairy tales were also displayed at the second section.
The festival is also hosting the creations of talented young illustrators aged 18 to 25 in the youth section. The participants of this section were required to centre on classical Persian literature in their works.
A number of Iran’s illustration masters Manouchehr Derafsheh, Parviz Kalantari, Ali Khodaei and Sadeq Sandoqi were paid tribute at the opening gala for their lifetime achievements.
Reza Lavasani, Farshid Mesqali, Farshid Shafiei, Ali Reza Goldouzian and Behzad Gharibpour, are the jury members of this year’s biennial.
The biennial is also slated to display more than 30 works created by the jury members and the honored masters during an exhibition that will be held on the sidelines of the event on November 9.
The event was organized by the Office for Visual Arts (of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance) in collaboration with the Cultural and Artistic Society of Iranian Illustrators.
The sixth edition of the festival has been held after an 11-year interruption in presenting activities.
The 2013 Tehran Illustration Biennial is scheduled to run until November 19.
By Press TV
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