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Avesta From Perspective of Modern Art

From Perspective of Modern Art

Availability: Out of Print
Published: 1978
Page #: 222
Size: 14 x 19
ISBN: n/a
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This magnificent book may be considered one of the major publications on paintings of a modern Iranian artist. Massoud Arabshahi has chosen Avestan motifs as the background for his work. Reproduced here in brilliant color and superb quality are 80 original paintings by the artist. To make this volume fully comprehensive and to further the readers' appreciation and enjoyment of its art, the publisher, Niavaran Cultural Center, has with the help of a group of scholars, reproduced parts of the Gathas of Avesta in four major languages—Pahlavi, Persian, English, and French. The English translation of the Gathas are by S. Insler and Darmsteter. The French translation of the Gathas are by Duchesne-Guillemin and Darmsteter.

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Massoud Arabshahi

Massoud Arabshahi was born in Tehran, Iran, in 1935. He held his first solo exhibition at the Iran-India Centre,Tehran, in 1964, four years before graduating from the College of Decorative Arts,Tehran. His work includes oils on canvas, sculptures and architectural reliefs- among the latter commissions for the Office for Industry and Mining,Tehran, 1971, and the California Insurance Building, Santa Rosa, USA, 1985. His sources of inspiration comprise Achaemenid and Assyrian art as well as Babylonian carvings and inscriptions. Combining tradition and modernity,Arabshahi has been associated with the Saqqakhaneh movement, whose prime exponents were Charles - Hossein Zenderoudi and Parviz Tanavoli. His work has been shown in a number of solo and group exhibitions in Iran, Europe and the United States including 'Two Modernist Iranian Pioneers', with Zenderoudi, at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, 2001;and Iranian Contemporary Art, Barbican Centre, London, 2001. He lives and works in Tehran and California.

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