Master miniaturist Mahmud Farshchian unveils new works in Tehran 

May 14, 2016

TERHAN – “Simorgh” and “Environment, Man and Nature”, two works by Iranian master miniaturist Mahmud Farshchian, were unveiled Saturday at the Farshchian Museum of Tehran’s Sadabad Cultural Historical Complex.

Director of Cultural Heritage Tourism and Handicrafts Organization (CHTHO) Masud Soltanifar and CHTHO deputy director Bahman Namvar Motalq attended the ceremony, Persian media reported.

“’Simorgh’ proposed by grand Ayatollah Abdollah Javadi Amoli, is a symbol of the human being and shows  that people are always after the truth,” Farshcchian said at the ceremony.

He added that the idea of his second tableau “Environment, Man and Nature” was initiated last year by the head of Iran’s Department of Environment, Masumeh Ebtekar.

“In one corner of the painting a monster is observed that has polluted everywhere, and on the other side there are angels who are cleaning up the environment,” he explained.

“I believe protecting the environment is quite simple and I truly ask the citizens to love their environment and help preserve it,” Farshchian said.

Namvar Motalq also said that Farshchian’s painting would be very influential in environmental protection.

“Our nature has been hurt and we need to improve it in Iran and around the world,” said Mohammad Mojabi, a top official at the Department of Environment.

Photo: Master miniaturist Mahmud Farshchian (C) speaks during the unveiling ceremony of his new works at the Farshchian Museum of Tehran’s Sadabad Cultural Historical Complex on May 14, 2016. (ISNA/Somayyeh Hassanlu)

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