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Quicksand by Iran Darroudi (1975)

Quicksand by Iran Darroudi (1975)

Everlasting Persian Gulf by Iran Darroudi (1985)

Everlasting Persian Gulf by Iran Darroudi (1985)

Stone, Leaf, Earth by Iran Darroudi (1976)

Stone, Leaf, Earth by Iran Darroudi (1976)

Contemporary artist Iran Darroudi creates dream-like paintings which are a conglomeration of surrealism and mysticism. Darroudi, born in 1936, hales from Mashhad, Iran and has gained credibility as being one of Iran’s most famous female artists.
Harf (1972)

Contemporary artist Iran Darroudi creates dream-like paintings which are a conglomeration of surrealism and mysticism. Darroudi, born in 1936, hales from Mashhad, Iran and has gained credibility as being one of Iran’s most famous female artists.

Harf (1972)

Iran Darroudi (1936-present) 
Red Day (1985)

Iran Darroudi (1936-present) 

Red Day (1985)

Andrea Mantegna’s famous ceiling oculus in the Palazzo Ducale, c. 1465-1474. 

Andrea Mantegna’s famous ceiling oculus in the Palazzo Ducale, c. 1465-1474. 

detail from Mantegna’s The Lamentation of the Dead Christ. 

detail from Mantegna’s The Lamentation of the Dead Christ

Andrea Mantegna, The Lamentation over the Dead Christ, c. 1490, Tempera on canvas. 
Mantegna chose a realistic perspective over an idealized composition. Yet there is still a poetic beauty to Christ’s suffering. 

Andrea Mantegna, The Lamentation over the Dead Christ, c. 1490, Tempera on canvas. 

Mantegna chose a realistic perspective over an idealized composition. Yet there is still a poetic beauty to Christ’s suffering. 

Andrea Mantegna, Saint Sebastian, c. 1430. 

Andrea Mantegna, Saint Sebastian, c. 1430. 

Andrea Mantegna, Judith With Her Maidservant Abra, c. 1495, Oil on canvas. 

Andrea Mantegna, Judith With Her Maidservant Abra, c. 1495, Oil on canvas.