Golnaz Fathi at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC)

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Golnaz Fathi at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC)

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

A diptych painting by Iranian painter Golnaz Fathi is currently held at the Islamic Art department of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. 

 
Golnaz Fathi
Untitled, 2013
Acrylic, pen, and varnish on canvas
H. 39 3/8 in. (100 cm) W. 55 1/8 in. (140 cm) D. 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm) 
[pictured right © The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights reserved]
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A trained calligrapher, Golnaz Fathi was the first woman to win an award for Ketabat, a distinct genre of calligraphy. However, she soon tired of the discipline’s rules and regulations and thus created a new form of expression in her paintings: an imaginary language deeply rooted in Persian tradition while simultaneously hinting at a social renaissance.