Part 2: Tehran Visits The Louvre by da-AL

Abbas Kiarostami, (Iran 1940-2016)
Look twice at the folks in the foreground.

Art bridges cultures and makes us see differently (that’s why the first of my novels-in-progress is titled, “Flamenco & the Sitting Cat”)  — look again at these art photos by Abbas Kiarostami, a noted Iranian film producer/director/screenwriter, poet, and photographer.

In his photos, Kiarostami examines the relationship between art and visitors. He shot them at the Louvre, between 1996 and 2012.

My husband happened to visit Iran’s National Museum and generously returned with these photos. Hover over them for descriptions and click on them to see full-sized. Look closely — the people in the front are observers like us…

How do you view art?…

See Part 1: The Louvre visits Tehran by da-AL

7 thoughts on “Part 2: Tehran Visits The Louvre by da-AL

  1. A brilliant concept. Art is nothing without people to see it – we complete the image by becoming part of it. Our engagement and internal discussion of art makes up part of the equation of artist, artwork, and viewer. Kiarostami understands this and cleverly, sometimes humorously, makes this extended idea his artwork.

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