مدرنیسم ایران در جریان حوادثی پدیدار شد که جنگ، اختلافات قومی، جریانهای سیاسی و
تغییرات فرهنگی را متاثر ساخته است. تلاش برای استقلال، حذف محدودی تهای فرهنگی، عبور از
باورهای سنتی و میل به تغییر و سرانجام انقلاب و انتظار برای فردای بهتر. راوی روایتگرسرگذشت
محتوم جامع های است که تجرب ههای خود را باز تجربه م یکند، راوی، مسافری است درآثارهنرمند،
مسافری که دردوره های سنی مختلف همراه باحوادث تاریخ معاصرسفرمی کنددرمیان مردمانی
ساده.چهره های آشناوغریبه. مادران،کودکان وقربانیان راه آزادی وشاهدان عینی حوادث و....
کاویان هازلی در مجموعه آثارش چندین سوژه تاریخی سرزمین خود را همچون پرده خوان
تصاویر قهوه-خانه روایت کرده است. بیان رئالستی تصاویر به سنت تصاویر تاریخ نگار، عام هپسند
است. راوی داستان آثار کاویان هازلی، خود تصاویر را کامل م یکند، مخاطبی شنونده و بیننده
است که بین خطوط حرکت م یکند و از آن خارج نم یشود اما در فراسوی خط اندیشه می کند.
سعید روان بخش
The arrival of modernism in Iran was coincident with many cultural and political movements.
Over the last few decades, art in Iran have witnessed a confluence of modernism and struggling
for independency, removing cultural barriers, crossing the traditional belief, desiring for
change, and revolution in hope for a better tomorrow.The artist here demonstrates the
moment in a narrative story. He emphasizes on interactions between the figures, at different
age periods, by gesture and expression. He also depicts the story of his interaction with the
society. Some of the stories told in his painting are rather straightforward, easily read by
most viewers: simple pictures. Others convey content through more obscure symbols, using
details freighted with personal, often cryptic meaning—complex images that perhaps
reflect the complex circumstances. People inspire the figures he uses in his narrative art.
He uses both identified and unidentified faces; among the figures one can recognizes faces
of mothers in sorrow, children in desperate need, and victims of freedom.
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.