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The latest book by parviz Tanavoli, Poet (Shaer), was unveiled on attendance of a large number of art lovers.
The latest book by parviz Tanavoli, Poet (Shaer), was unveiled on attendance of a large number of art lovers. According to the reporter of the ISNA visual arts department, the "Etemad" gallery, last night (Friday, November 14th) hosted the opening ceremony of the poet's book, which contains more than 100 artworks by Parviz Tanavoli. This book covers artworks about "poet" and "Farhad Kuhkan” and the artworks of this pioneering artist, which have been made on this subject, are collected in this book. Art enthusiasts bought this new book, which is the sixth book of Tenavoli, and waited a long while for their book to be signed by the artist. Also, some celebrities such as Shahram Nazeri, Homa Rousta, Omid Rouhani attended the ceremony and met with Tanavoli. In addition to the book's opening ceremony, the "Etemad" Gallery hosted 10 selected artworks by Tanavoli, among which, there was a work from the "Heech" collection and a work from the "Van Gogh’s ear" collection.
Parviz Tanavoli's artworks were shown at the Etemad Gallery, while the gallery’s roof was plashing from the beginning of the ceremony, and officials did not show any response in this regard.
Tanavoli wrote as introduction: "In 1958, I first created a memorial to Farhad Kuhkan. This statue depicted Farhad after falling from the mountain. In those years I studied at the Milan Academy; I was a Marino Marini’s student; My artworks had not impressed him, and my sculptures were dry, frozen and free of hands and face tools in his opinion.
The powerful sculptures of Italy and its continual history were the main reason for my effort to find a solution. Although I liked the sculpture of Italy, I did not accept it as my own heritage; therefore, I was looking for a clue to choose the most relevant style with Iranian culture. Before traveling to America, whatever I did, Farhad was the source of my inspirations but in America and after my residence in Minneapolis, I replaced Farhad with the term of "poet", because in America, no one knows Farhad. In addition, my artwork at that time was in line with poetry and love.”
According to ISNA, Parviz Tanavoli is considered as one of the pioneers of the Saqqakhaneh style. The collection of "Heech", "Hands" and "Locks and Cages", are among his famous artworks.