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This article may be of interest -found on Phillip Taaffe’s website,

CLOUD PAPERS
FOR PHILIP TAAFFE

Peter Lamborn Wilson

Naji Zain al Din, The Beauties of
Arabic Calligraphy, Baghdad 1971
http://www.philiptaaffe.info/Critical_Commentary/PLW.php

May 30, 2009 Posted by | Article | , , | Leave a comment

Reminder re Iranian Miniature workshop-

With Hossein Fallahi and his son Behzad, next Sunday (June 7th) from 10am  in Core Room One – 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. 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. Places are limited to those who have already signed up, Thanks, Ruth

May 28, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized, Workshop | , | 1 Comment

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 | , | 8 Comments