Monday, October 29, 2007

Looking for my avatar ...

What I like about Persian depiction of women is that it doesn't objectify the woman as the subject of gaze, but that it mystifies her as the muse of spirit.


Servant said...

Firstly, the two women playing Polo in the last image are very heavily mustached. As an American I can only project from that image that the women of Iran have more testosterone than Ann Coulter.

Second, please clarify Iranian understanding of the object/subject in Iran. I'm having trouble sorting the subjective from the object. Maybe you imported one too many false dichotomies from the American feminists. Or maybe I was sleeping on the day they covered Jung

doesn't objectify the woman as the subject of gaze

If you don't like my humor, I can always give you your money back!


American impersonations were impressionated.

Naj said...

L O L!

I had not laughed like this the WHOLE day!

Hey, re the moustached women: I said I am looking for "my" avatar ;) :))

That object subject blahblah ... yeah ... feminist ... hence the mustache ;)

Aardvark EF-111B said...

what can i say, persian art been always the joy of my eyes.

i believe it is [along with chinese painting & architecture] the climax of human arts

Naj said...


In fact Iranian miniature is greatly influenced by Chinese art. Keep in mind that the silk road crossed through Iran.

And this "oriental" flavor is what distinguishes Iran's art from the rest of the Islamic art.

Aardvark EF-111B said...

Persian miniature is the (Far-Eastern-Most) form of Islamic art, and it has its own identity that greatly distinguish itself from other forms

other forms of islamic arts started from Byzantine effects then developed its own character

so YES, Persian art has unique origin & longest term historical ID

the 3rd (farshjian-2) & 6th (farshch1) i prefer the most!

Naj said...


One of the greatest auction houses of the world has set shop in Dubai. Apparently about 80% of what they sell is Art work by Iranians. You can have a Farschian painting for something between 40,000-70,000 Euros.

He is a contemporary artist, of course.

Aardvark EF-111B said...

well Naj, thanks for the infos & the links, but make no illusions, i don't have the liquidity to dream about acquiring any thing for 50K-70K Euro !!!
:))):))):))) LOOOL

so i keep the joy to my eyes only !

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