Thousand year old horse, museum project

Zahra (Mandana) Fard

Thousand year old horse, museum project

Painting, Acrylic on Newspaper on Canvas
40 x 40 in
2013

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About Artwork

Whenever I go to a museum in any part of the world, I look for old objects from ancient Iran, and each time I find magnificent artworks, mostly metal plates and ceramic bowls with patterns an designs that are sometimes surprisingly modern-looking. At the time these artworks were created, the artists wouldn’t go to the nature for inspiration and didn’t try to copy the nature; instead they looked at their masters’ artworks and tried to recreate the pieces they found inspiring (or a patron asked for) with their own personal touch and changes. I decided to put my feet in their footsteps for a while and recreate the treasures I have found in different museums. This piece is a modern translation of a ceramic bowl, about 1000 years old, which I saw at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco some years ago.

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