• International Modern & Contemp auction at Christies

    Sale 7804

    International Modern & Contemporary Art

    27 October 2009, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 154

    Yaghoub Emdadian (Iranian, b. 1948)


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    Yaghoub Emdadian (Iranian, b. 1948)
    signed and dated in Farsi (lower left)
    acrylic on canvas
    71 5/8 x 71 5/8in. (182.3 x 182.3cm.)
    Painted in 2003

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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.

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