Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Contemporary Art / Doha - Monir Farmanfarmaian

Monir Farmanfarmaian
B. 1924
A NEW SPRING 
signed and dated 2007 twice on the reverse 
mirror, reverse-glass painting and plaster on wood 
93.5 by 122.5cm.; 36 1/2 by 48 1/4 in.

Farmanfarmaian’s artwork draws inspiration from classical Iranian culture and tradition, which is translated both conceptually and in the technical execution of her works. The intriguing combination of the traditional with the avant-garde creates an elegantly distinctive style which the artist applies to reinterpret Islamic geometric designs in a variety of mediums, often using glass or mirror as her primary support. More