Isfahan Matisse

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    Isfahan Matisse (1.3 x 2.9 metres) is painted in acrylic on double primed canvas. It has a double golden rectangle geometrical scaffolding between 2 upper and lower boundary strips after the fashion of Pablo Picasso's "Guernica". This painting has a "one day" narrative and involves conflation of medieval Islamic tile art patterns (as in Isfahan, Iran) , Italian Christian Renaissance Fibonacci sequence-based, Da Vinci Code Golden Rectangles, and Matisse-style figures. It was painted to advance Islamic, Iranian and Western amity - if these cultures can coexist so happily within a beautiful painting, why not then outside the canvas?

    For detailed discussion of "Isfahan Matisse" see Gideon Polya, "Isfahan Matisse. Art For Peace and Iran-West Amity: "Isfahan Matisse" Painting ": . For details of related paintings see "Art for Peace, Planet, Mother & Child": .

    Iran has an ancient culture dating from the earliest Zororastrian agrarian civilization. Iran has not invaded any other country for centuries yet is acutely threatened by the UK, US and Apartheid Israel, countries with an appalling record of invasion, occupation and devastation of other countries over the last 6 decades. Indeed Iran is a major defender of the world from opiate drugs from the US Alliance-restored, Taliban -destroyed Afghan opium and heroin industry that currently is responsible for over 90% of the World supply and has killed about 0.8 million people world-wide since 2001. Iran leads the world in interdicting Afghan opium smuggling and about 3,700 Iranian police and military have died in the process (see Gideon Polya, "Obama’s Afghan War. Who is the worse terrorist, Obama or Osama?”: ) and Gideon Polya, "Obama as World’s #1 terrorist, #1 war criminal, #1 child killer, #1 Drug Pusher & #1 Drug Lord": ).

    1. mikescottnz 34 months ago | reply

      Great image and fusion ; I have Armenian friends with ancestry and residence in Isfahan taken there by Shah Abbas around 1601 and who traded and helped build the beautiful mosques and churches there.

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