Ardeshir Mohases is one of Iran's most prolific modern artists and caricaturists. He started drawing when only a child; drawing the characters of his mother's bedtime stories. After recieving his degress in Law and Political Science from the University of Tehran, he continuted his interest in art and would later contribute to such publications as The New York Times, Harpers, Playboy, Jeune Afrique, Nation, Keyhan, Ettelaat, Ayandegan, Ferdousi.
A 54 year old self proclaimed agnostic, mother of three and divorcee with a medical speciatly in pediatrics does not sound like the ideal canidate for president of a religiously Roman catholic and socially conservative country such as Chile, but Michelle Bachelet became Chile's first elected female president.
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Paintings done by Iranian artist Ario Mashayekhi who now resides in Chicago, Illinois. Ario came to United States on December 23, 1978 and has since stayed. Ario studied fine arts, and he works professionally as a painter, sculptor, and actor. Visually, Ario represents the human condition through pain, sorrow, the struggle to survive, and the will to go beyond to promote the beauty of life.
Happy New Year! Sal-e No Mobarak! Einen Guten Rutsch ins Neue Jahr ! Bonne Annee Nouvelle! Naya Saal Mubarak Ho! Naway Kaal De Umbarak Shaa! Prospero Ano! Antoum Salimoun! Xin Nian Kuai Le! Godt Nytt �r! Feliz Ano Novo! Kenourios Chronos! Felice Anno Nuovo! Newroz Pirozbe! Manigong Bagong Taon! Heri Za Mwaka Mpya! Nava Varsh Ki Haardik Shubh Kaamnaayen!
Not all countries celebrate New Year at the same time, nor in the same way. This is because people in different parts of the world use different calendars. Long ago, people divided time into days, months, and years. Some calendars are based on the movement of the moon, others are based on the position of the sun, while others are based on both the sun and the moon. All over the world, there are special beliefs about New Year.
Colombian Artist Depicts Abu Ghraib Abuse
DAN MOLINSKI, Associated Press Writer
BOGOTA, Colombia, Apr 11, 2005 - In a new series of paintings by famed Colombian artist Fernando Botero, Iraqi detainees are shown being beaten by American prison guards, made to wear women's lingerie and suffering other abuse.