It took a genius to see the genius of Dan Robbins, the inventor of painting-by-numbers who has died at 93. For art critics, painting-by-numbers was, and is, a byword for robotic repetition and unoriginality – and that was exactly what Andy Warhol adored about it. In 1962, when he was searching for a mechanical artistic process, he painted a series of homages to Robbins. His ‘Do it Yourself’ paintings mimic painting-by-numbers landscapes, with blocky areas of flat color guided by a grid of numbers visible through the paint.
From Warhol to minimalism: How painting-by-numbers revolutionized art
Iranian documentary, ‘Beloved,’ directed by Yasser Talebi, reached the competition section of the 26th Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival slated for April 25 to May 5 in Toronto, Canada.
‘Beloved’ to hit Canadian silver screen
‘Golnesa’ directed by Sattar Chamani-Gol was placed among the nominees of the best feature film award at the third edition of the Phenician International Film Festival in Lyon, France.
‘Golnesa’ nominated in French int’l festival
A team of archeologists and other specialists in Egypt plan to open a sarcophagus containing a 3,000-year-old mummy on Sunday as part of a live Discovery Channel special called "Expedition Unknown: Egypt Live".
Ancient Egyptian sarcophagus to be opened on live TV
The thirteenth Malaysian Book Fair ended with the introduction of the book, ‘The Cultural and Civilization Heritage of Iran and the Malay World: A Cultural Discourse,’ and the granting of the Malaysian National Book Award to this book, which is jointly edited by an Iranian researcher residing in Malaysia, Abdolreza Alemi, and Professor Farid al-Attas, a professor at the National University of Singapore.
Iranian researcher receives Malaysian National Book Award
Renowned Iranian auteur, best known for his 1998 Oscar-nominated film ‘Children of Heaven,’ Majid Majidi will be one of the jury members of the ninth annual Beijing International Film Festival.
Iranian director Majidi selected as Beijing jury member
Iran’s Vice President for women and family affairs welcomed designating Iranian-born Stanford University professor Maryam Mirzakhani’s birthday as a day for celebrating women in mathematics.
Iran VP hails designating Mirzakhani’s birthday as world women’s day in math
Friends and fans of Iran’s legendary TV, film and theater actor, Jamshid Mashayekhi, will attend his funeral ceremony on April 6.
Iranians to bid farewell to legendary actor Jamshid Mashayekhi
Jamshid Mashayekhi, one of “top five actors of Iranian cinema” who starred in acclaimed movies such as ‘Kamalolmolk’ and ‘Chrysanthemums’, died at Tehran’s Erfan Hospital on Tuesday. He was 85.
Iranian actor Jamshid Mashayekhi passes away
Iranian movie ‘Sophomore Year of My School’ directed by Rasul Sadr Ameli has advanced to 2019 Moscow International Film Festival slated to be held on April 18-25.
Iranian movie advances to Moscow Int’l Film Fest

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