An exhibition in Moscow has opened on Wednesday to display Iranian inlay and calligraphic artworks.
According to the public relations office of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO), the exhibition was held to mark the anniversary of Islamic Revolution of 1979. The exhibition hosts 50 inlay and calligraphic artwork by Mehdi Tousi and Hadi Rowshanzamir in the Russian Federation National Library Oriental Literature Center main hall. The opening ceremony was attended by authorities and dignitaries of Russian culture and public interested in Iranian art and culture, and Iranian nationals residing in Moscow.
The artwork collection on display includes 18 calligraphy and writing paintings, 12 alphabet calligraphy, and 22 inlay art pieces. It will open until February 6
Professor Vassily Feodurov National Russian Library President told the dignitaries and attendants in the opening ceremony that Iran enjoyed excellent and dominant position in world culture; "the exhibition would successfully bring Irans culture into spotlight, a culture which is among the richest cultures of the world; the fans of eastern literature in Moscow would find the exhibition as a golden opportunity," he added.
Mehdi Senaei, Irans ambassador to Moscow, addressed the opening ceremony; "holding an exhibition on Iranian art in a cultural venue so much prestigious for Russians is an indication of cordial relationship between two countries and a love of Iranian art and culture by Russia lovers of art form," he noted.
Senaei pointed to signing of a cooperation agreement by Iran and Russia in 2014; "both countries had a year of good relations last year; important cooperation documents were signed; an agreement would improve cooperation in culture," asserted the ambassador.
"Iran has in agenda wide-ranging plans in public diplomacy and media; 2015 will definitely be the annus mirabilis of cultural events and artistic activities; the depth and importance of ties with Russia entails more extended relations," Senaei believed.
"The art works by Mehdi Tousi and Hadi Rowshanzamir bring the Russian lovers of art a great tide of Iranian art," he said.
Mehdi Tousi, inlay craftsman for his part told to attendants in the opening ceremony that the exhibition exemplified the original Iranian superb art form; Hadi Rowshanzamir, the calligrapher and craftsman, said that artists would help improve cooperation between Iran and Russia; "arts bring nations together paving the ground for more interaction," he added