ALI AKBAR SADEGHI

Love & War

Sadeghi’s works are inundated with narration, stories of endearment and heroism, some as sweet as legendary love stories and some as vicious as Old Persian accounts of bereavement and war. Love & War is also a selection of pieces directly inspired by Ferdowsi’s The Book of Kings (Shahnameh).

 

They created in early 1970 in which none of them was completed by that time due to carrier shift from being illustrator to animator. However, in the year 2010 they removed from his shelves and he began to recreate the scenes again. As the artist note, once I brought them in life they became the backbone of my new series like “Camouflage” and “Unwritten”.

 

A cursory look at the history of Iranian art reveals that Ali Akbar Sadeghi experimented for the first time with the representational style of this works in illustrating a book titled The Hero of Heroes, 1970. He depicted icons in the book that over decades, are still considered his signature works in heroic and lyrical realms. The book was a starting point for him to forge a visual model, where it verges on a setting replete with stories and parables.

 

 

Collections:

Lost in Fame  2014 - 2015

Retell  2015 - 2016

Unwritten  2011 - 2013

Calligraphorm  2012

Camouflage  2010 - 2011

Love & War  1970 - 2010

Travel Pieces  2007- 2013

Rebirth  2006 - 2008

Hazy  2005- 2006

The Game  2005 - 2007

The Nails  2004 - 2005

Coalition  2001 - 2002

Myth & Math  1975 - 2005

Sketches  1975 - 2005

Whispers  1983 - 1995

Book Illustrations 1975 -80

Vitray  1950 - 1970

Animations  1971 - 1977

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 Love & War - Victory Love & War Collection 146 X 99 cm Ink on Card Board Collection: AS 1976  Love & War - Lady Love & War Collection 70 X 52 cm Ink on Card Board Collection: AS 1978  Love & War - Dancer Travel Pieces 100 X 100 cm Ink on Card Board Collection: Miss Rozati 1973  Love & War - Win Win Love & War Collection 55 X 60 cm Ink on Card Board Collection: AS 1975
 Love & War - Solitaire Love & War Collection 64 X 40 cm Ink on Card Board Collection: Confidential 1974  Love & War - Sacrifice Love & War Collection 95 X 69 cm Ink on Card Board Collection: AS 1977  Love & War - Bridal Chamber Love & War Collection 98 X 98 cm Ink on Card Board Collection: Confidential 1973  Love & War - Love Scene Love & War Collection 40 X 120 cm Ink on Card Board Collection: AS 1976
 Love & War - For you Love & War Collection 95 X 69 cm Ink on Card Board Collection: Confidential 1977  Love & War - Abbas Love & War Collection 98 X 98 cm Ink on Card Board Collection: Confidential 1977  Love & War - the feel Love & War Collection 120 X 90 cm Ink on Card Board Collection: Confidential 1970 - 2010

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