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 ": sites.google.com/site/artforpeaceplanetmotherchild/isfaha... . For details of related paintings see "Art for Peace, Planet, Mother & Child": sites.google.com/site/artforpeaceplanetmotherchild/home .
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?”: sites.google.com/site/afghanistangenocideessays/obama-s-a... ) and Gideon Polya, "Obama as World’s #1 terrorist, #1 war
criminal, #1 child killer, #1 Drug Pusher & #1 Drug Lord": bellaciao.org/en/spip.php?article19234 ).