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Iranian Miniature Painting Workshop Sunday 7 June – confirm your participation.

Places are limited now (Mon1 June) to those who have already signed up.

Workshop led by Hossein Fallahi and his son Behzad, next Sunday (June 7th) from 10am  in Core Room One

Time; 10am – 3pm Sunday 7 June 2009

Place; ANU SoA Core Room One

Master; Hossein Fallahi with his son Behzard ‘master in training’

Materials; Please bring watercolours if you have them (we will get a couple of sets in) , some sketch paper and a piece of Fabriano or Stenbach 100gsm watercolour paper and the smallest brushes you have (Sizes 0, 000, etc). They will have trad cat hair brushes for sale and some camel bone boxes(to paint on) for sale as well. We will provide some materials, but bring any of the above if you happen to have them. They will begin with a short intro lecture.

Hossein Fallahi "Hafez and Shahkhenabat" 2005 (private collection)

Hossein Fallahi "Hafez and Shahkhenabat" 2005 (private collection)

Hossein Fallahi, the master of painting, was born in Esfahan in 1938. After primary education in 1951 he began to learn miniature painting under thesupervision of a celebrated master of Persian miniature, Ali Sajadi who was a noted student ofHajmossaver al-molk.

Miniature was painted in Mogol, Safavid and Kajar style in the miniature studio of Ali Sajadi. In 1981 Hossein Fallahi began miniature work by himself after the demise of the master. With the foundation of The Naghsh-e Jahan gallery in 1995 he began miniature painting in traditional style accompanied by his fellow members and his own students.

The paints used in this gallery are mineral such as Azure, Turquoise, Colcothar, Indigo and plant paint such as Saffron, Henna and Alizarin.

The miniature paint brush is made of Persian cat’s hair and pigeon’s feather. the material on which the miniature is painted is camel bone and pressed camel bone powder for bigger sizes, also hand made paper or ancient paper, leather shell and rarely on ivory. The painting subjects are based on Persian culture. Some of them are based on poems of Persian poets such as Omar Khayyam, Hafiz, Saadi, Firdowsi and Moulavi…


May 14, 2009 - Posted by | Workshop | ,


  1. Ria confirmed

    Comment by Vivienne | May 14, 2009 | Reply

  2. Would like to attend

    Comment by Ella | May 15, 2009 | Reply

  3. I’m confirming that I will come to the workshop

    Comment by nickyjdickson | May 15, 2009 | Reply

  4. Liz confirmed

    Comment by Liz | May 17, 2009 | Reply

  5. Kerry confirmed interest in Iranian Minature workshop – please how do I register for the workshop

    Comment by kerryannie | May 22, 2009 | Reply

  6. I’d like to come along too. it will be something new and interesting. thanks

    Comment by suzanne moss | May 24, 2009 | Reply

  7. I confirm I am coming to the workshop

    Comment by mickyallan | May 24, 2009 | Reply

  8. The Persian Minature Workshop with Hossein Fallahi,Behzard and daughter was a reminder that traditional art forms require many years of dedicated tutoring, practice and accomplishment to safeguard culture,aesthetic and account of history. I observed that the participants in the workshop were aborbed in the delicate drawing and watercolour painting techniques that the Master shared with us. Thank you for the privilage.

    Comment by kerryannie | June 15, 2009 | Reply

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