Yerevan Hosts Iranian Art Exhibition


Vestnik Kavkaza
Feb 3 2012

The Armenian National Gallery opened an exhibition of Iranian arts
and crafts dedicated to the 33rd anniversary of the Islamic Revolution
on Wednesday, News Armenia reports.

Sayed Ali Sagayan, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of
Iran to Armenia, said that friendly ties of Armenia and Iran have
lasted for centuries , as seen in similarity of art and culture of
the two peoples.

The ambassador emphasized that close relations of Iranian and Armenian
artists serve an example for other peoples.

About 90 works of modern Iranian art, including vases, trays, wooden
clocks, utensils, stands for the Quran and books, were displayed.

Works of painter Ali Mohammad Sheikh were a highlight of the
exhibition. His style mixes modern and traditional art. The painter
said that his works use symbolism of sand and water, that he likes to
work with clay, dominating with natural blue, green and sand colours.

The exhibition was organized by the Iranian Embassy in Armenia.

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