Prominent painter Iran Darroudi dies at 85

Iran Darroudi, prominent Iranian painter, film director and art critic passed away on Friday.

Her Instagram account confirmed her demise at the age of 85.

Darroudi was born on September 2, 1936 in Mashhad and passed away on October 29, 2021 in Tehran.

She pursued other artistic fields along with painting. She was also active in directing movies and writing screenplays. The artist worked as an art critic and taught history of art at universities.

Some are of the opinion that her art consists of surreal paintings dealing with Iranian themed imagery and strong lighting.

Salvador Dali, a Spanish surrealist artist renowned for his technical skill, had never considered Darroudi’s style close to his own one, but described her as an Eastern artist with unlimited talent.

Darroudi, as a contemporary Iranian artist, held 64 solo exhibitions at renowned museums and galleries around the world. She also produced 80 documentaries for national TV station of former Iranian regime. 8 precious works of the artist are being displayed at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art as well as other Iranian museums. Some of her art works are being kept at other museums around the globe.

 

Source: IRNA

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