Farah Osuli depicts evils of violence in new collection 

January 1, 2018

TEHRAN – Celebrated Iranian painter Farah Osuli has put the spotlight on the evils of war and violence in the region in her new collection.

“Listen, do you hear the darkness blows,” a verse from a poem by Persian poet Forugh Farrokhzad inspired the collection in 2014 when she was in the United States, Osuli told the Persian service of Honaronline on Monday.

She created the collection based on her perception of masterpieces from world-renowned artists such as Rembrandt, Botticelli and Delacroix.

“I used my own style of paintings to reflect my feelings about the world, which is moving towards an endless harshness,” Osuli said. 
   
“With this collection, I have built a bridge between East and West… as visitors can easily distinguish the original paintings with their very first glance,” she added.

“I prefer to display the collection of 21 paintings at a museum or a cultural center in Europe, since the original paintings are world famous and they have a connection with the East,” she explained.

“Problems, war and violence have long existed in the world, and there was a time when one photo or one report used to strike us badly, but today through the social media network we are bombarded with piles of photos, reports on violence, wars and massacres, leading us to feel stress, fear, sympathy, vanity and despair all the time,” she regretted.

“However, there is this hope when one sees those who try to change the situation, people like doctors without borders or those who organize charity events to stand against evil,” she concluded.

Photo: Farah Osuli in an undated photo 

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