Sunday, 16 June, 2019

Arts and Aesthetics

  • Zurich to host Iranian plays in 2014 fest

    Zurich festival will host Ivanov directed by Amir Reza Koohestani produced by Mehr Shiraz in both theater and music sections. The play in Persian will...

  • Critics’ best film award goes to “The Paternal House”

    TEHRAN — The controversial drama “The Paternal House” has won the award for best film at the 8th Iranian Film Critics and Screenwriters Guild Celebration....

  • Iranian Cinema Artists Donate Blood to Gaza Children

    In a humanitarian action, a group of Iranian artists, cinema directors and short film-makers donated blood to the innocent children of Gaza on Saturday. Sponsored...

  • A kaleidoscope of colours!

    These incredible photos capture the intricate detail of the Middle East’s grandest temples – a kaleidoscope of colours on their ceilings. Mohammad Domiri creates his...

  • Shajarian’s European Tour Kicks off in September

    Iranian grand maestro Mohammad Reza Shajarian to perform concerts in cities across Europe during September & October 2014. The singer’s European tour kicks off in...

  • Iran Marks World Crafts Day

    The ceremony to commemorate the World Crafts Day was held yesterday in Tehran attended by Iranian Vice-President Eshagh Jahangiri. Many local artists and producers were...

  • Latest Manteau Designs from Persian Designers

    “Manteau” is a French word which means coat or mantle. After revolution when most women started to cover up & follow the Islamic laws, they...

  • Persian classical music mourns a master

    The recent death of Iranian master musician Mohammad Reza Lotfi (1947-2014) on May 2 at the age of 68 marks a crucial turning point in...

  • The Smallest Size of Qur’an Made of Gold and Jewel

    The smallest size of ‪#‎Quran‬ made of ‪#‎gold‬ and ‪#‎jewel‬ with gold pages and a silver cover, composed by an Iranian artist Raeen Akbar Khanzadeh, was unveiled by Ayatollah Javadi-Amoli.

  • Ashton to Wear Iranian Dress at Nuclear Talks

    An Iranian costume designer Mitra Tamjidi has designed a ‪dress‬ for the EU Foreign Policy Chief Chaterine Ashton, inspired by old-fashion Iranian clothing. ‪Ashton‬ is scheduled to put...

  • Unveiling of Shah Tahmasb’s Shahnameh

    Iran’s Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance, Ali Jannati, unveiled a version of ‪‎Shahnameh‬ (Firdausi’s The Epic of Kings) called ‘Shah Tahmasbi’ on April 27 during a...

  • For the first time; Underground Iranian Singer to Perform in Public

    For the first time, an underground ‪Iranian‬ ‪pop‬ singer to perform in public, Yahoo News Reported. ‪‎Xaniar‬ Khosravi, whose work has until now been confined to the Internet and...

  • Carpet Tableau Decorated with Countries Qualified for Word Cup 2014

    A Beauty Carpet Tableau Decorated with Flags and Maps of Countries Qualifies for Word Cup 2014 in ‪Brazil‬. The carpet tableau is woven by an Iranian...

  • Some photos from Miniature Park Tabriz‬

    A ‪‎miniature‬ park is an open space that displays miniature buildings and models, and is usually open to the public. Photos: Mina Noei

  • “The Past” by Iranian Oscar winning director

    Iranian Oscar winning director Asghar Farhadi premiered a drama called “The Past” at Cannes on Friday. The Past picks up many of the family themes...

  • Iran’s “A Separation” wins best foreign language Oscar

    “A Separation” won the Oscar for best foreign language film on Sunday, becoming the first Iranian movie to win the honor. Written and directed by...

  • Handicrafts

    Recent archaeological excavations have shed new light on the earliest arts of the Iranian plateau. These newly discovered prehistoric sites date back to at least...

  • Architecture

    Architecture Building first evolved out of the dynamics between needs (shelter, security, worship, etc.) and means (available building materials and attendant skills). As human cultures...

  • Music

    About the music of the Elamites not much is known; however, we know of a ruler of Susa who had musician at his temple gate...

  • Painting

    in fresco and the illumination of manuscripts (see Illuminated Manuscripts) were practiced in Iran at least as early as the Sassanian period, but only fragments...