The Art Project of the Selection of Bilingual Quatrains of Khayyam
The combined calligraphical works of the quatrains of Omar Khayyam presents a different perspective of what the artists of the visual arts have created in this domain. Creation of this type of works given the need of the global audience of Khayyam serves as a bridge between the eastern culture and other cultures and this is a meaningful interaction for transmission of concepts and themes of Khayyam’s quatrains which not only preserves this ancient heritage rather it sets the ground for the presentation of the language and original arts of different countries.
- The collection of tableaus created between the years 2006 and 2009 has been prepared on the occasion of the bicentennial of Edward Fitzgerald as well as the hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the historical translation of Khayyam’s quatrains by this translator.
- These works were performed and exhibited at Niavaran Palace in Iran in 2009 hosting numerous thinkers, artists and literati along with the ceremony held in Oxford University and Texas University.
- This collection includes 54 tableaus of combined calligraphy of Khayyam in different languages. These works present a combination of the Iranian calligraphical arts, copperplate calligraphy, Gothic, Indian Flourished Italic, Japanese Takatana calligraphy, Georgian calligraphy, Russian calligraphy and other eastern traditional arts.
- Due to the importance of Khayyam’s quatrains in international level and the lack of the artworks that have used the translations of the renowned translators of the world, the International Art Gallery announces its readiness for performance of another collection of the selected Khayyam’s quatrains in the form of a magnificent work.