Veteran Iranian artist Parviz Tanavoli’s recent rugs collection is programmed to be displayed during an exhibition at Meem Gallery in Dubai.
Tanavoli has applied various styles in creating his rug artworks such as those ones in pictorial, lion, prayer design, and Gabbeh.
His rug designs not only feature the tribal and nomadic arts and culture of Iran but draw inspiration from the traditional Persian literature, most notably the mythological stories.
He has also adapted the themes of his other forms of art, such as Farhad the Mountain Carve, Lovers, Poet, Lion, Bird and Cage in designing the rugs.
Born in 1937, Tanavoli is an Iranian sculptor, painter, scholar and art collector whose works have been showcased and auctioned around the world.
Tanavoli who has been influenced heavily by Iran’s history and culture is one of the founders of the ‘Saqqakhaneh School’.
Tanavoli’s exhibition in Dubai’s Meem Gallery is set to be mounted from January 15 through February 28, 2013.