An exhibition of Iranian-Islamic arts showcasing works of calligraphy and illumination by Iranian artists Hossein-Ali Esfandiar and his daughter Atena Esfandiar has opened in Pakistan. The event is jointly organized by Iran's Cultural Center and Rawalpindi Arts Council (RAC).
From teeny tiny paintings with a royal pedigree to monumental carpets that shimmer with actual gold, the 'Bestowing Beauty: Masterpieces from Persian Lands' exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) mines a super-secret (but not for long) private collection of Persian art.
Iran will be the special guest at the 22nd International Handicraft and Gift Exhibition of Milan (Artisans d'Art), Italy which is one of the largest handicraft exhibitions in the world, with more than 120 countries participating.
Senior Yemeni officials and military commanders of the Houthi Ansarullah movement have inspected domestically-manufactured naval missiles showcased by Yemen's armed forces at an exhibition in the western port city of Hudaydah.
Prints and drawings comprised nearly half of the works included in the eight Impressionist exhibitions held in Paris between 1874 and 1886. Today, however, Impressionism is usually understood as a celebration of the primacy of oil painting. 'The Impressionist Line: From Degas to Toulouse-Lautrec' challenges this perception, exploring the Impressionists’ substantial — and often experimental — contributions to the graphic arts.
Mystical/fairytale-like figures, imposing landscapes and mysterious scenes characterize the work of the 19th century painter Matthijs Maris (1839-1917). Matthijs, the middle brother of the artistic Maris brothers, worked mainly in Paris and London.