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    Sale 7665

    International Modern and Contemporary Art

    30 April 2008, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 38

    Yaghoub Emdadian (Iranian, b. 1948)

    Untitled

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    Yaghoub Emdadian (Iranian, b. 1948)
    Untitled
    signed and dated in Farsi (lower left) and dated '2007'
    acrylic on canvas
    78¾ x 78¾in. (200 x 200cm.)
    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.