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خبر و رسانه

68    Mohammad Ehsai (b. 1939)

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Signed “M.Ehsai 94” in Farsi and “15 M.Ehsaei” in English (lower left)
mixed media on canvas
173×173 cm
Executed in 2015


1,500 - 2,000 Million IRR

Price realized

1,800,000,000 IRR

About Art Work

The powerful brushstrokes of Mohammad Ehsai in this work have created dancing and twisting written forms around a circle that bring to mind heavenly bodies. This circular movement that is a metaphor for the praise of God alludes to the whirling dance of dervishes as well as to the concept of the life cycle.

The kinetic force of fluid letters and expressive blue brushstrokes on a white background is a remarkable example of Ehsai’s Eternal Alphabet series with large dimensions. This is considered one of the major periods of his professional career that started in the mid-1970s and achieved a huge success both in domestic and international markets. In these works, Mohammad Ehsai dissociated himself from classic calligraphy and its rules, focusing on the painterly aspect of calligraphy to create a sort of romantic and behaviorist abstract painting inspired by the meditative tradition of calligraphy exercise. This process has eventually led to a divergence from the concept of calligraphy and its primary function as a means of reading and creating meaning to reveal a personal calligraphic style inspired by a modernist pattern of Abstract Expressionism.