Amir Shayesteh Tabar

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Amir Shayesteh Tabar
Amir Shayesteh Tabar-06 Des. 2007.jpg
Born (1967-04-07) 7 April 1967 (age 50)
Tehran, Iran
Notable work Blue Symphony, Violin, Silence of Universe
Movement Peace Tour By Blue Symphony
Awards 'Lorenzo il Magnifico' award from Florence Biennale 2009

Amir Shayesteh Tabar (Persian: امیر شایسته تبار‎‎) (born 7 April 1967) is an Iranian artist, painter, poet and movie maker.

Amir is best known for his art works "The Blue Symphony" The concept is completed only by the words of the Basmala: 'In the Name of God the most Gracious the most merciful' بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم and no other words or additional lines, and contains no broken or uncompleted words.

Art Work from Blue Symphony
Part of "Hajj" Art Work from Blue Symphony Collection

Early years[edit]

Shayesteh Tabar is a Persian Iranian, born to working class parents in Tehran. After finishing his high school. Despite a strong interest in art, he studied for a BA degree in industrial management.

During his time at university, he studied many books about painters, photographers, poets and history of art. Besides that, he spent about 6–7 months attending different painting workshops along with personal practise in painting, graphic design and drawing, mostly in black and white. During his study of Islamic art he came to the conclusion that after the Islamic Golden Age in Art, most of Islamic designs in different countries began to follow the same patterns and outlines, and that they are repeating the same concepts century after century, and concluded that this movement needed some innovation.

Other activities[edit]

Shayesteh Tabar has been involved in the arts for many years. He supports open dialogue with all religion and people. The Blue Symphony has been exhibited in Iran,[1][2][3][4][5] Italy[6] United Kingdom[7] Indonesia,[8] Fiji[9][10][11]Dubai[12][13] and Kazakhstan.[14][15][16][17] Shayesteh Tabar is currently planning a "Peace Tour" for Blue Symphony worldwide. Timothy Verdon, art historian and president of the Commission for Ecumenism and Inter-Faith Dialogue of the Archdiocese of Florence, said of his work: "Amir Shayesteh Tabar is a true artist, able to convey with eloquence and elegance,the beauty of tradition to a European audience. As we seek ways of communication with the Islamic World...”[citation needed]

Exhibitions[edit]

As Shayesteh Tabar approached 42 years of age, he started to hold mainstream solo exhibitions world wide. At the 2009 Florence Biennale, he received the President's Award.[18]

Receiving Award from Florence Biennale
Amir Shayesteh Tabar, Receiving Award from Florence Biennale 2009, 13 Dec 2009

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-09-28. Retrieved 2010-05-25. 
  2. ^ Iranian Artist to Display ‘Blue Symphony’ 27 Oct 2003[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Hamshahri Newspaper Oct 28,2003 "in Persian". سمفوني آبي به نگارخانه سعدآباد رسيد
  4. ^ CHN:"Iran Cultural Heritage News Agency" . سمفوني آبي، آفرينش را به تصوير مي كشد Archived September 28, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Blue Symphony Exhibition in Kamaledin Behzad Gallery,Iran . سمفوني آبي درنگارخانه بهزاد
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-05-28. Retrieved 2011-12-18. 
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-09-03. Retrieved 2015-01-06. 
  8. ^ Blue Symphony Exhibitions - Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Indonesia 17 Sep 2010 (in Indonesian)
  9. ^ Arts Showcase in Fiji Islands Archived July 23, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ Renowned artist to visit our shore 15 Sep 2010 Archived July 23, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ Top Persian artist joins Westin show 06/06/2010 Archived July 23, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  12. ^ Press release "in Arabic" from Alrroya Newspaper Dubai 2009 . الخط العربي يكسب رهان التجدد
  13. ^ Press Release Gulf News, Dubai,UAE 28/08/08 "Spiritual Art with a Purpose"
  14. ^ http://news.rambler.ru/11169615/?red=false
  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-26. Retrieved 2011-12-20. 
  16. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-26. Retrieved 2011-12-20. 
  17. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-26. Retrieved 2011-12-20. 
  18. ^ "Winners 2009". Florence Biennale. Archived from the original on 2012-05-28. 

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