Farjam Foundation and Different Story of Shahnameh’s Ancient Miniatures From the 15th to the 21st Century/ photos

Farjam Foundation's exhibition explores the intersection of poetry and visual symphony

IranArt : Dubai, UAE - The Farjam Foundation unveiled its latest exhibition, "Echoes of Infinite: Poetry's Visual Symphony," on February 24, 2024, at their Avenue in Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC).

This captivating showcase brings together the timeless beauty of Persian artistry, spanning from the 15th to the 21st century, through of Iranian artist Arash Nazari and ancient miniatures from the Shahnameh.

Curated by Marjan Farjam, the exhibition is a testament to the enduring allure of traditional arts and their seamless adaptation to the modern era. Through Nazari's contemporary interpretations of classical themes found in the Shahnameh, visitors are invited on a journey through time, where the past converges with the present in a mesmerizing display of creativity.

Nazari, born in 1980, draws inspiration from the rich tapestry of symbols and legendary characters depicted in the Shahnameh, Ferdowsi's epic poem. His self-taught approach to artistry is evident in his exploration of Persian Negaargari, a classical style of miniature painting. By reinterpreting ancient techniques with modern materials and techniques, Nazari breathes new life into age-old narratives, infusing them with a sense of vitality and urgency.

The exhibition showcases four of Nazari's contemporary works alongside ten miniature folios from the Shahnameh, offering a nuanced perspective on the evolution of Persian art over the centuries. From elaborate scenes rendered with cat-hair brushes to expansive canvases painted with industrial brushes, Nazari's journey reflects the transformative power of artistic expression.

"Echoes of Infinite" serves as a platform for reflection, inviting viewers to contemplate the enduring significance of traditional arts in a rapidly changing world. Through the fusion of poetry and visual art, the exhibition celebrates the universal themes of love, heroism, and resilience that transcend time and culture.

Marjan Farjam, curator of the exhibition, expressed her excitement about the opportunity to showcase Nazari's works alongside their historical counterparts. "This exhibition not only highlights the beauty of Persian art but also underscores the importance of preserving and revitalizing traditional artistic practices," she remarked.

The Farjam Foundation's commitment to promoting cultural exchange and artistic innovation is evident in the diverse range of exhibitions hosted at their venue. "Echoes of Infinite: Poetry's Visual Symphony" is a testament to the Foundation's dedication to fostering dialogue and understanding through the universal language of art.

As visitors immerse themselves in the rich tapestry of Persian culture, they are reminded of the timeless wisdom contained within the pages of the Shahnameh and the enduring power of artistic expression to transcend boundaries and unite humanity.

For art enthusiasts and cultural aficionados alike, "Echoes of Infinite" offers a rare opportunity to experience the convergence of past and present, where poetry and visual symphony intertwine to create an unforgettable journey through the annals of Persian history.

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