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Farshchian proposal to establish school for Islamic-Iranian art accepted
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TEHRAN -- Iran’s Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution has agreed to master miniaturist Mahmud Farshchian’s proposal to establish a school for Islamic-Iranian art, the secretary of the council announced on Sunday.
 
The council will try to launch the school by the end of this summer, Mohammadreza Mokhber said in a press release.
 
The school will be headed by master Farshchian, he added.
 
Mokhber said that four cultural organizations have been nominated to support the school. The council will decide which one will carry the assignment in the near future.
 
Farshchian, 84, studied painting under the supervision of Haj Mirza Aqa Emami and Isa Bahadori. He later traveled to Europe where he studied painting and conducted research in museums for several years.
 
Farshchian’s masterpieces have been hosted by numerous museums and exhibitions worldwide. He is recognized as the most important modernizing influence in the field of miniatures. 
 
Farshchian has painted many works on themes of Islamic concepts, some of which are “Evening of Ashura”, “Ali-Asghar (AS)”, “The Standard-Bearer of Truth”, and “The Ascension”.
 
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