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    Sale 7477

    International Modern and Contemporary Art

    31 October 2007, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 81

    MOHAMMED ALI TARAGHIJAH (IRANIAN, B. 1943)

    Untitled

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    MOHAMMED ALI TARAGHIJAH (IRANIAN, B. 1943)
    Untitled
    signed and dated 'M.A.Taraghijah 2006' and signed again in Farsi (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    55 x 43¼in. (140 x 110cm.)
    Painted in 2006


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    Figures of horses, roosters and rural Iranian symbols populate Taragijah's tranquil paintings. Taraghijah's compositions oscillate between translucency and opacity, the images at once subtle but defined, revealing yet mysterious. His evocative work is strong in poetic overtones, the weightlessness animal and human figures, and even the mountains, are freed from the earthly constraint of gravity, on a journey to paradise.
    Taraghijah uses white to symbolizes the presence of God, which the artist feels close to him everywhere, and which binds together the disparate elements of creation.