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    Sale 7477

    International Modern and Contemporary Art

    31 October 2007, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 122

    YAGHOUB EMDADIAN (IRANIAN, B. 1948)

    In the Moonlight

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    YAGHOUB EMDADIAN (IRANIAN, B. 1948)
    In the Moonlight
    each signed and dated in Farsi and dated '2007'(lower left); numbered respecitvely '1', '2' and '3' and again in Farsi (on the reverse)
    acrylic on canvas
    Left and right panels: 39¼ x 39¼in. (99.5 x 99.5cm.); centre panel: 39¼ x 47in. (99.5 x 119.5cm.)
    Overall: 39¼ x 125½in. (99.5 x 318.5cm.)
    Painted in 2007


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    Yaghoub Emdadian's paintings are highly abstracted landscapes, where vast spaces are defined in terms of pure forms and variations of colour. Space is arranged in a way that recalls the Persian miniature: unlike the Western depiction of perspective toward a vanishing point, the more distant the location the higher up it is in the composition.
    Along the top of Emdadian's paintings one often sees small shapes- trees, buildings, figures. They seem to hang in the far distance, separated from the viewer by large dominant squares of pure colour, which lend a feeling of immensity to this notion of space.

    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the left and right panels have been transposed in the catalogue illustration.


    Exhibited

    Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Iran, May 2007.