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Posted in Art, Iran by homeyra on April 27, 2008

A. Nadalian


Green Art
Green, Sometimes Gray Art


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  1. Pedestrian said, on April 27, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    Did you see Hatamikiya’s “Red Ribbon”? I thought that was magnificent. I don’t know where exactly, but they’d filmed it somewhere in the South.

    I later read that the filming crew had devastated the location which they were at to film, and had later made no effort to put things back the way they’d found them.

    It disappointed me in an unusual way. Their efforts look beautiful in these images. I hope they will really raise awareness both nationally and outside the country.

  2. homeyra said, on April 27, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    I haven’t seen this movie, will get it. I am not that surprised by this movie’s story.
    You know, I don’t like much traveling anymore. Wherever I go – in Iran or outside – I see neglect next to ugly, and irresponsible or/and pretentious interventions or constructions encouraged by the economic tendencies of the day. Every day I read about some historic monument demolished out of neglect or financial interests.
    It’s been awhile that I thought of a post about the old city of Lahore, a jewel disappearing under everyone’s eye in this political turmoil. I can’t find the photos … somewhere in the unpacked boxes.

  3. Pedestrian said, on April 27, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    “economic tendencies of the day”.

    I think that must be at the heart of it. Because we (i.e., Iranians) are contributing greatly to destroying our own environment ……………

    But, only a few generations ago, despite being labeled “backward” or “undeveloped” … people did lead very environmentally-friendly lifestyles. We only attribute the native Indians for “living at one with nature”. But I know that for many parts of Iran, that had always been their lifestyle. I think the methods they used and the co-existence they had with their habitat goes far beyond any new, “modern” or “sophisticated” method that is preached.

    I guess that could be said for a lot of the world: we’ve lost our old ways, and have developed lifestyles which are a messy mix of the old & the new … and some other lethal gunk which just came out of nowhere. They are more destructive than anything, and yet, we’ve broken all the bridges.

    Sadly, there is no going back.

  4. عمار - aMmAr said, on April 27, 2008 at 8:44 pm

    What this picture depicts?

  5. homeyra said, on April 27, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    I am lucky to have visited twice Pakistan. Once I went to Lahore and visited the old city. I met the architects who had conducted an extensive study of the old city, they also renovated some buildings, a hammam, a haveli, etc.
    I have a series of photos as well as their book.
    I should add that I ate the most delicious food and met the most sophisticated people I have ever met in Pakistan 🙂

  6. homeyra said, on April 27, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    oops! I just realized that your question is about this post and not the photos I mentioned in the comment – I assumed Pakistan!:)
    Well, I don’t know exactly, I guess a new version of using the henneh! I just find the image beautiful. If you click on the picture it would lead you to the context.

  7. عمار - aMmAr said, on April 27, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    hehe thankyou for sharing these wonderful details of your visit to Pakistan. I would love to see the pics of your visit and want to read more about it 😉 🙂

  8. Pagan Sphinx said, on April 27, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    The Arts Festival photos are divine! So true what is said about students, how powerful art is and the desire everywhere, among everyone, for peace.

    Thank you.

  9. homeyra said, on April 28, 2008 at 12:06 am

    You are welcome 🙂
    I posted some of these photos awhile ago, I just looked to see what it said about the students and I found the answer to AmMar’s question:
    Nadalian painted these body by local red earth. In Persian golf (Hormoz Island), this red earth is used to cook “Soragh” which is a traditional food. This food consist of organic earth, fish and a kind of lemon or sour orange. Usually Soragh served with bread.

  10. Renegade Eye said, on April 28, 2008 at 2:59 am

    She is so hot looking, that even a faceful of henna, doesn’t detract. I’m not sure how the look would go over, on someone less attractive.

  11. Pedestrian said, on April 28, 2008 at 4:01 am

    I’m a girl, so maybe I can’t comment! But I don’t think she fits in the definition of “hot” at all. In fact, I think the henna distracts you from what her facial , and rather, focuses your eyes on the twirls and lines of the mysterious symbols …………

  12. homeyra said, on April 28, 2008 at 4:44 am

    It is red earth and not henna – as I wrongly wrote in a previous comment, and if you click on the picture and scroll down, you could see many more faces, girls and boys …

  13. Kilroy said, on April 28, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    Kilroy was here!

  14. Pedestrian said, on April 28, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    I meant red earth! I hate it when people don’t pay attention to the details! Sorry Homeyra! 😉

  15. homeyra said, on April 28, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    It was about time Kilroy!
    P: 🙂 🙂

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