The Beauty Of Creation
Cosmic Heart Gallery & Culture House of IR of Iran bring to India for the first time in history, a stunning collection of rare fine art prints of celebrity preeminent Iranian Artist Mahmoud Farshchian – A master of Persian painting & miniatures. A vehicle for musings that take the viewer well beyond the ostensible subject.
Inauguration by Mr. Masood Khaleghi, Consul General of Iran
Celebrity pre-eminent Iranian painter, Master Mahmoud Farshchian, is an astounding phenomenon in the history of the Iranian art of painting. Mahmoud Farshchian paintings have become symbols of Iranian contemporary arts in the world. Master Farshchian’s beautiful paintings show us a perfect synergy between mankind, animals and the nature that surrounds them. His works demonstrate how these are interlinked, inter-dependent and united with each other. His works are examples of Iranian painting blended with modern techniques. His works are inspired by literature and poetry.
The Painter of Spiritus Mundi
The beauty of the works of the pre-eminent Iranian painter Master Mahmoud Farshchian, led him deep into the vast world of Persian culture. Farshchian dedicated himself to the study of Persian literary works and poetry in search of an avenue to the development of the art in Iran. Farshchian has now become a point of reference. His mysticism places him in the avant-garde. He tends to show us that which he sees already. Thus he probes through colours and strives to acquaint the observer with the spiritus mundi. He had no intentions to represent the rose, rather he urges us on to sense its fragrance. Farshchian dedicated himself to the study of Persian literary works and poetry in search of an avenue to the development of the art in Iran. He is an astounding phenomenon and a turning zero point in the history of the Iranian art of painting.
– Professor Dr. Umberto Baldani
Chair, Professor of History of Art and President,
International University of Art,
The Beauty Of Creation
Master Mahmoud Farshchian has enjoyed significant success in his native country, his work is displayed in the museum of much-venerated shrine at Mashhad and in Northern Tehran.
His style has its own unmistakable place in modern Iranian art. The subject matter follows different route of the imagination and the spirit. Like many of the artist’s paintings, they offer extended meditations on abstract themes such as “Kindness”, “Compassion” or “Intercession” or use evocative titles like “The Way to Heaven” or “Mirage” as a vehicle for musings that take the viewer well beyond the ostensible subject.
The range of themes is wide and Farshchian tends to use suave, sweeping, languorous line to evoke another world – a world by turns; ecstatic and melancholy, hopeful and despairing, exalted and oppressed, but always unmistakably his own. He delights in the beauty of creation and his “Garden of Eden” is one such work with its kaleidoscope of colours and arresting detail.
His paintings, then, primarily reflect his own highly individual view of the world; but they also illustrate, the perennial capacity of Iranian art to renew itself in unexpected ways, to glory in great bursts of colour and adopt into an Iranian idiom, ideas taken from that outside world.
– Robert Hillenbrand
Professor of Islamic Art,
University of Edinburgh,
Message from Mr Mahdi Zare,
Director, Culture House of the I.R. of IRAN, Mumbai, India
Each culture propagates, promotes and introduces itself through its artistic products. Iranian culture provided valuable works of arts. Culture and art represent nations which speak about the spiritual messages based on peace, humanism, peaceful co-existence and mutual understanding with other cultures and civilizations and this is one of the foundations of Iranian. Iranian art glamorizes minds of spirituality, beauty and perfection-loving people. To exhibit these artistic works symbolizes friendship and love between nations. Our association with Cosmic Heart Gallery and its Head, Madam Jalpa Vithalani will further promote the levels of Iran-India relations.
Message from Ms Jalpa H Vithalani,
Creative Head & Director, Cosmic Heart Gallery, Mumbai, India
Each culture introduces and endears itself to the world through its artistic products. Iran is a country that defines beauty in more ways than one. It was one of the first civilizations of the world & its prized possession has been its art and culture over millennia.
Exchange of Culture and Art is the foundation of peaceful co existence. This is our commitment and endeavor to bridge worlds through the universal language of art. For Cosmic Heart & The Culture House having this exhibition is our little step forward – for creation of beauty & world peace….in & around us.