فروغ ریحانی متولد سال 1356 در تهران، پس از گرفتن دیپلم خود از هنرستان هنرهای تجسمی دختران تهران، در دانشگاه آزاد از رشته نقاشی فارغ التحصیل شد.
وی در سال 1379 به ایتالیا مهاجرت کرد و در آکادمی هنرهای زیبای فلورانس در رشته دکوراسیون تحصیلات خود را در مقطع لیسانس ادامه داد و در همان شهر نیز در رشته طراحی محتوا کارشناسی ارشد خود را به اتمام رساند.
فروغ ریحانی در سالهای 2013 و 2016 دو کتاب با نامهای "گیلگمش پادشاه اوروک " و "هاتشپسوت فرزند خورشید" را تصویر سازی کرد که در انتشارات Asino doro شهر رم به چاپ رسیدند.
وی در سال 2006 برنده جایزه (Future Film Festival) فیلم کوتاه (Genesi) در شهر تورینوی ایتالیا شد و چندین نمایشگاه انفرادی در موزه تاریخی MUST شهر Lece و Palaexpo شهر رم در ایتالیا و نمایشگاه چاپ لیتو گرافی در گالری آتبین شهر تهران برگزار کرده است.
این هنرمند فعال در چندین نمایشگاه گروهی همچون گالری های هور ، گالری 26، بینال نقاشی (نقاشان جوان) شهر رم، گالری آکادمی هنرهای زیبا در فلورانس و نمایشگاه نقاشی (2001 Artists) توکیو ژاپن شرکت کرده است.
مجموعهی در پیش رو از تابلوهای نقاشی و چیدمان تشکیل شده است.
به گفته هنرمند:
"کهن الگوها" الگوهای تکرار شوندهای هستند که از دیرباز در افسانهها و اسطورههای ملل مختلف به صورتهای گوناگون جلوهگر میشوند.
کهن الگوها همانقدر پرشمار و پر تنوعاند که وضعیتهای بشری.
به عقیده یونگ این کهن الگوها در ناخودآگاه جمعی ما حضور دارند و مدام به اشکال گوناگون در زندگی ما تکرار میشوند.
شناخت این کهن الگوها و جلوههای اساطیری و افسانهای آنها راهی به اعماق وجودمان میگشاید و میتواند یاریگر ما در شناخت درونمان باشد.
Forough Raihani was born in 1978 in Tehran. She studied at Girls’ Visual Arts High School and later studied painting at Azad University. She immigrated to Italy in 1999 and received her BA in decoration from Florence School of Fine Arts and Master in multimedia in the same city
She illustrated two books for the L'Asino d'oro publication in Rome: Gilgamesh the King of Uruk (2013) and Hatshepsut the Child of Sun (2016
In 2006 she received the Genesi award for short film from the Future Film Festival of Torino, Italy.
She has held individual exhibitions in venues such as MUST in Lece, Palaexpo in Rome, and Lithographic Printing Expo in Atbin Gallery Tehran.
She has also participated in group exhibitions in Hour Gallery, 26 Gallery, Youth Painting Biennial in Rome, Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, and 2001 Artists Painting Exhibition in Tokyo, Japan.
Forough Raihani says:
Archetypes are recurring patterns which manifest in varying manners in legends and myths of different nations.
Archetypes are as diverse as human condition.
Jung believes that archetypes inhabit our collective unconscious and repeatedly manifest in our lives.
A knowledge of these archetypes and their legendary and mythical manifestations open a pathway to the depth of our being and helps us in understanding our inner selves
Overview and HistoryTehran is the capital of Iran and the largest city in the Middle East, with a population of fifteen million people living under the peaks of the Alborz mountain range.Although archaeological evidence places human activity around Tehran back into the years 6000BC, the city was not mentioned in any writings until much later, in the thirteenth century. It's a relatively new city by Iranian standards.But Tehran was a well-known village in the ninth century. It grew rapidly when its neighboring city, Rhages, was destroyed by Mongolian raiders. Many people fled to Tehran.In the seventeenth century Tehran became home to the rulers of the Safavid Dynasty. This is the period when the wall around the city was first constructed. Tehran became the capital of Iran in 1795 and amazingly fast growth followed over the next two hundred years.The recent history of Tehran saw construction of apartment complexes and wide avenues in place of the old Persian gardens, to the detriment of the city's cultural history.The city at present is laid out in two general parts. Northern Tehran is more cosmopolitan and expensive, southern Tehran is cheaper and gets the name "downtown."Getting ThereMehrabad airport is the original one which is currently in the process of being replaced by Imam Khomeini International Airport. The new one is farther away from the city but it now receives all the international traffic, so allow an extra hour to get there or back.TransportationTehran driving can be a wild free-for-all like some South American cities, so get ready for shared taxis, confusing bus routes and a brand new shiny metro system to make it all better. To be fair, there is a great highway system here.The metro has four lines, tickets cost 2000IR, and they have segregated cars. The women-only carriages are the last two at the end, FYI.Taxis come in two flavors, shared and private. Private taxis are more expensive but easier to manage for the visiting traveler. Tehran has a mean rush hour starting at seven AM and lasting until 8PM in its evening version. Solution? Motorcycle taxis! They cut through the traffic and any spare nerves you might have left.People and CultureMore than sixty percent of Tehranis were born outside of the city, making it as ethnically and linguistically diverse as the country itself. Tehran is the most secular and liberal city in Iran and as such it attracts students from all over the country.Things to do, RecommendationsTake the metro to the Tehran Bazaar at the stop "Panzda Gordad". There you can find anything and everything -- shoes, clothes, food, gold, machines and more. Just for the sight of it alone you should take a trip there.If you like being outside, go to Darband and drink tea in a traditional setting. Tehranis love a good picnic and there are plenty of parks to enjoy. Try Mellat park on a friday (fridays are public holidays), or maybe Park Daneshjou, Saaii or Jamshidieh.Remember to go upstairs and have a look around, always always always! The Azadi Tower should fit the bill; it was constructed to commemorate the 2500th anniversary of the Persian Empire.Tehran is also full of museums such as:the Contemporary Art Museumthe Abghine Musuem (glass works)the 19th century Golestan Royal Palace museumthe museum of carpets (!!!)Reza Abbasi Museum of extraordinary miniaturesand most stunning of all,the Crown Jewels Museum which holds the largest pink diamond in the world and many other jaw-dropping jewels.Text by Steve Smith.