Sunday, December 13, 2009

Floral Inspirations

There's still a bouquet of cut flowers, flanked by two half-burned candles on the dining room table. They're now faded and wilted and they remind me of the story behind a series of paintings by Fereydoun Ave, titled Lal Dahlias. I can't seem to find the original story which paints the picture of a depressed artist who's mother passes and he fills his apartment with dahlias and suddenly finds inspiration and begins a manic whirlwind of artistic activity focused on the now wilted and dying dahlias.

This image is from a review of that Show, in the DubaiLime. You'll find 6 more images from that Show Here and a picture of the artist with several of the works Here. It takes quite a bit of searching several search engines to come across any more images from that Exhibit, which then gives you a better feel for the variety of styles and materials he used.
You might also want to check out his Persian Miniatures.


ArtPropelled said...

The Dahlia series is rather gorgeous! Thanks for the links.

Margaret Ryall said...

You are ringing my chimes with the work of this artist. It's very close to home for me. I have always been attracted to the beauty of flowers well past their prime. As a matter of fact I am working on just such a piece right now. Thanks for presenting this artist's work.