The First Environmental Arts Festival is underway in Tehran’s Laleh Park.
Tehran Hosting Calligraphy Exhibit
An exhibition of Persian calligraphy works created by some veteran Iranian artists has been held in Saba Art and Cultural Institute in Tehran.
Organized by the Halqe-ye Vasl Calligraphy Group, the exhibition is being held in honor of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
“The program of holding the exhibition was planned in early autumn, when we saw that no artistic response was being made against the insult on Mehr News Agency wrote.
While many delicate pieces have been displayed at the exhibition, some of the submitted works from other countries did not meet the standards of the event.
The exhibition is also hosting the works by Iranian calligraphy masters such as Abbas Akhavein, Keikhosro Khoroush, Gholam Hossein Amirkhani, Jalil Rasouli, Mohammad Attarchian and Mohammad Salahshour.
A number of works belonged to the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries have been also showcased in a particular section of the event.
The classic collection includes the works by Mir Emad Soltan Ali Mashhadi, Mirza Gholam Reza Esfahani and Mir Hossein Khoshnevisbashi from Iran and Ahmet Akdik Kamil Effendi and Hafiz Osman from Turkey.
Persian calligraphy as one of the most eye catching and fascinating manifestations of Iranian culture includes various styles.
Nastaliq and Cursive Nastaliq are known as the most attractive Persian calligraphy styles, broadly used in copying Arabic words, romantic and epic Persian poetry and literary manuscripts.
The exhibition kicked off on February 24 and will run through March 18.
Hand-woven Carpets On Display
A collection of the best Persian hand-woven silk carpets has been showcased during an exhibition held in Tehran’s Milad Tower.
Over one thousand pure silk pieces ranging from luxury tableau rugs and carpets to nomad rugs in price from USD 500 to USD100, 000 have been displayed at the exhibition.
The exhibited masterpieces were created in Iran’s three top carpet producing cities of Qom, Isfahan and Tabriz, Press TV reported.
Carpet-weaving is one of the most famous Iranian heritage which dates back to ancient Persia. Iran exports carpets to more than 80 countries in Europe, North and Latin America and some other parts of the world.
There are over one million weavers in Iran, producing carpets for domestic and International markets. They produce about five million square meters of carpets each year.
While Iran’s hand-woven rugs are one of its main non-oil export items, the country provides three quarters of the world’s total output.
The Persian carpet exhibition is scheduled to run until March 1.
Iranian AnimationFor French Festival
Iranian cartoonist Fatemeh Goudarzi’s animation has been screened at the Ciné Junior 2013 Dossier de Presse in Paris.
Goudarzi’s visual creation ‘The Fox Who Followed the Sound’ participated in the short films competition section of the festival.
The production is about a voiceless fox arrives in a jungle where all animals possess their own sound. The fox sets out to find the source of these sounds and discovers music in a well, Press TV said.
Produced by Institute for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults, the animation was also presented in the 63th Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin held few days ago.
Ciné Junior 2013 Dossier de Presse that kicked off on February 13 will run until February 26.
Oscar Winners Named
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With her cropped hair and gaunt face, Hathaway’s teary version of ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ had made her an Oscar favorite. “It came true,” the actress said when she collected her statuette.
Hathaway’s Oscar was her first after previously nominated in 2008 for ‘Rachel Getting Married’.
She said, “Here’s hoping that someday in the not too distant future, the misfortunes of Fantine will only be found in stories and not in real life.”
Austrian drama ‘Amour’ won the Oscar for best foreign language film. The French-language film, directed by Michael Haneke, portrays the indignities of an elderly Parisian couple--Anne and Georges--as they cope with Anne’s wish to die after a stroke.
British singer Adele won the Oscar for best original song for her Bond theme ‘Skyfall’, which she also performed during the show.
Ang Lee won his second Oscar for directing ‘Life of Pi’, the adaption of Yann Martel’s fantasy novel about a boy stranded in a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger. The film won four Oscars in total, more than any other film.
The Taiwanese-born director, who won previously for ‘Brokeback Mountain’ in 2006, exclaimed, “Thank you, movie god!”
‘Life of Pi’ also picked up Oscars for cinematography, original score and visual effects.
Christoph Waltz won his second Oscar for best supporting actor in a Quentin Tarantino film, this time for playing a German bounty hunter in the slave revenge story ‘Django Unchained’.
Picking up the award, Waltz offered thanks to his character Dr King Schultz and to “his creator and the creator of his awe-inspiring world, Quentin Tarantino”.
The Austrian actor won his first Oscar as a Nazi colonel in Tarantino’s ‘Inglourious Basterds’ in 2010.
It was the first time since 2006 that the Oscars for best picture, director and four acting categories all went to different films.
The award for costume design went to Briton Jacqueline Durran for ‘Anna Karenina’, who described the win as “completely overwhelming” and paid tribute to her children, who were “fast asleep in England”.
The make-up and hairstyling award went to fellow Brits Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell for ‘Les Miserables’. Tom Hooper’s musical also picked up the Oscar for sound mixing.
Unusually, there was a tie in the sound editing category--the Oscar was shared by ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ and ‘Skyfall’.
‘Searching for Sugar Man’, which tells the story of musician Rodriguez who disappeared from public view in the early 1970s but developed a cult following in South Africa, won the Oscar for best documentary.
Producer Simon Chinn said, “Rodriguez isn’t here tonight because he didn’t want to take any of the credit himself.”
The ceremony was hosted for the first time by Seth MacFarlane, who created the animated comedy ‘Family Guy’ and directed the movie ‘Ted’.
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH):
Verily, to honor an old man is showing respect to God.