All posts tagged “persian

Bahman Jalali

Iranian Voices

Lizzy Vartanian Collier visits the British Museum to explore a small, yet telling exhibition of works on paper bringing together past and current generations of Iranian artists

Filed under: Art

Fables for Adults

Miniature paintings, big trouble, not a damn given – Joseph Flaherty travels to Istanbul to visit the studio of the artist formerly known as Canan ┼×enol

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Mahsa Alikhani

Something Better

‘… We know that we will always slip through those cracks and slide between those fingers …’ – Joobin Bekhrad muses on the age-old Iranian art of escapism

Freddie Mercury

Of Bandits and Popinjays

Joobin Bekhrad reflects on colourful Persian episodes in the history of 20th century Western rock and roll, and the ways in which the genre was influenced by Persian culture