The Work of Monir Farmanfarmaian

March 05, 2015
Born in Tehran in 1924, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian is at the forefront of contemporary Iranian art. Her distinctive aesthetic developed in the late 60s and 70s, rooted in a strong passion for her Iranian heritage. Her work illustrates a commitment to traditional Persian techniques and patterns, combining mirror mosaics, Islamic geometric patterns and reverse-glass paintings to create works that resonate both with traditional forms and a more modernist aesthetic.   You can read more about Monir Marmanfarmaian in Lauren O'Neill-Butler's excellent article, "Cosmic Geometry," at the Paris Review.

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