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    Sale 7665

    International Modern and Contemporary Art

    30 April 2008, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 32

    MOHAMMED ALI TARAGHIJAH (Iranian, b. 1943)


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    MOHAMMED ALI TARAGHIJAH (Iranian, b. 1943)
    signed and dated 'MA Taraghijah 2006'; signed and dated in Farsi (lower centre)
    oil on canvas
    59 x 78¾in. (150 x 200cm.)
    Painted in 2006

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    Figures of horses, roosters and rural Iranian symbols populate Taraghijah'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.
    In the present composition is highly abstracted, unusually so in Taraghijah's oeuvre. There is a high degree of ambiguity in the sinuous outlines, which at once describe both horses and human figures.