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    Sale 7665

    International Modern and Contemporary Art

    30 April 2008, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 106

    Mansoureh Hosseini (Iranian, b. 1926)

    Untitled

    Price Realised  

    Mansoureh Hosseini (Iranian, b. 1926)
    Untitled
    signed and dated in Farsi (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    34½ x 69 5/8 (88 x 177cm.)
    Painted in 1965


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    Mansoureh Hosseini's abstract compositions include certain traditional Iranian visual elements, which recal the rythmic curves of calligraphy. Hosseini's works are somewhat more painterly than those of other Iranian artists -they are highly textured, built up by layer upon layer of thick impasto and executed in carefully matched harmonious colours.

    Literature

    Ruyin Pakbaz and Yaghoub Emdadian (eds.) Pioneers of Iranian Modern Art: Mansoureh Hosseini, Tehran, 2004 (p. 60, illustrated in colour)