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Prominant Iranian Classical Singer in Solidarity with Opposition

mahmag2  •  17 June, 2009  •  Leave comment (0)

Master Mohammad Reza Shajarian

Above is master classical Persian singer Mohammad Reza Shajarian in his car amongst demonstrators in Tehran June 2009. He is quoted as saying, "My voice is rubbish and rubble and therefore should not be heard." This was in response to the President Mahmood Ahmadinejad's comment referring to the demonstrators as rubbish and rubble.


SHIRIN A film by Abbas Kiarostami

mahmag  •  09 June, 2009  •  Leave comment (0)

Based on a 12th-century Persian poem, the film-within-the-film is a story of star-crossed love as well known in modern-day Iran as Romeo and Juliet is in the West. Shirin, a beautiful Armenian princess, falls madly in love with a portrait of Khosrow, a young Persian prince, and sets out on horseback to find him, unaware that he has already gone in search of her. ...

Photos by Iranian Artist on Display in Dubai Gallery

mahmag  •  02 June, 2009  •  Leave comment (0)

Photo by Mohammad Reza Mirzaei

Rafal Olbinski, a surrealist artist

ali  •  10 May, 2009  •  Leave comment (0)

watch the video of his art work
Rafal Olbinski is a surrealist artist, who has become world famous for his posters and designs.
Rafal was born in Poland, and originally trained as an architect in Warsaw. In 1981 he emigrated to the US, where he worked as a painter, illustrator and designer. Since 1985 he has been a professor at the School of Visual Arts in New York.

shirin-neshat with Charlie Rose Show

mahmag  •  20 December, 2008  •  Leave comment (0)

shirin neshat

Neshat's parents were upper middle-class. Her father was a well-respected physician and her mother a homemaker.

Ear for Love: Woman Hidden Under Van Gogh Painting

mahmag  •  31 July, 2008  •  Leave comment (0)


new finding in one of his paintings

Reza Kalantari an artist from California

mahmag  •  20 July, 2008  •  Leave comment (0)

by reza kalantar

Reza is a writer who puts his vision on the surface of the canvas. At first he learned classic styles and use of oil color medium. As he grow he tried and experienced other medias like water color and acrylic. Now he is usually uses acrylic medium and his style is mostly abstract.


Cultural Exhibition - Italy/Afghanistan

mahmag2  •  19 June, 2008  •  Leave comment (0)

I ask to be put in contact with artists in Afghanistan, who are able to track, and to disseminate a voice that I am sure the artists who live there receive, and see if I can get photographic documents, e-mail on what they are producing, so I could select the works more interesting and promote them and of course the artists.

Best picture of 2007

mahmag  •  18 April, 2008  •  Leave comment (0)


Orphan fawn being looked after..!

Marjane Satrapi - Persepolis

ali  •  12 February, 2008  •  Leave comment (0)

An interview with Majane Satrapi about her heartrending memoir-in-comic-strips about growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution.


Parents Selling Children

mahmag  •  31 October, 2007  •  Leave comment (0)


Parents Selling Children
Original caption: August 4, 1948 - Chicago, Illinois: They're on the auction block. These small children of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Chalifoux of Chicago, Illinois. For long


([ An Unfinished Song ) by Victor Jara

mahmag  •  26 June, 2007  •  Leave comment (0)


Translated from the Spanish by Joan Jara

There are five thousand of us here
in this small part of the city.
We are five thousand.


Iman Maleki

mahmag  •  20 June, 2007  •  Leave comment (41)

Iman Maleki

Iman was born on 1976 in Tehran. He has been fascinated by the art of Painting since he was a child. At the age of 15, he started to learn painting under the mastery of his first and only teacher - Morteza Katouzian - who is the greatest realist painter of Iran

Interview with Artist Ali Golkar

mahmag  •  06 April, 2007  •  Leave comment (2)

Ali Golkar

Here is MahMag's interview with painter and poet Ali Golkar.

MahMag:What is the memory you most identify with from childhood?

Ali Golkar-Drawing on the wall of our living room to the dismay of my mother. Finally, she asked me to paint a beautiful tree in full bloom next to a running creek on a designated wall. This was next to her tea set so she could look at my painting and enjoy her tea.


Chicano Artist Vincent Valdez

mahmag2  •  01 February, 2007  •  Leave comment (3)

Suspect: Dark Clothes, Dark Hair, Dark Eyes, Dark Skin, 2002 by Vincent Valdez

ďA menacing mood permeates the form and content of my most recent work. As in the past, I am dealing with expressions that intertwine traditions and stereotypes with themes that are familiar to my generation." Vincent Valdez

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