Saqqakhaneh art pieces showcased in Tehran

A collection of art pieces created by a number of artists belonged to the Saqqakhaneh Art Movement has been showcased at Tehran’s Niavaran cultural complex.

The displayed pieces are visual works and sculptures created by the artists who are the members of Saqqakhaneh Movement.

The works by Parviz Tanavoli, Sadeq Tabrizi, Masoud Arabshahi and Hossein Zendehroudi are among the exhibited pieces.

Tanavoli’s two restored masterpieces are also exhibited at the show. The works are the artist’s earlier works.

Born in 1937, Tanavoli is an Iranian sculptor, painter, scholar and art collector whose works have been showcased and auctioned around the world.

Tanavoli who has been influenced heavily by Iran’s history and culture is one of the founders of the ‘Saqqakhaneh Movement’.

The masters of the Saqqakhaneh Movement have taken Iranian folk art and literary traditions beyond their original context, producing a style of intermediary art mixing Western and Persian artistic conventions.

The term ‘Saqqakhaneh’ was first used to refer to a contemporary art movement in Iran established in 1962.

Saqqakhaneh was initially associated with the works of artists, both paintings and sculptures, which used already existing elements from votive Shia art in their own modern work.

The Saqqakhaneh show which kicked off on December 1 is scheduled to run until December 21.

By Press TV


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