In the Winter of the City 2014

January 22  -  February 3, 2016

Towards the end of the fall of 2015, in order to prevent the damages of probable heavy snowfall, some of the street-trees that threatened the power cables, electricity poles and street lights, were excessively pruned: a winter in which the sky would be “clear to partly cloudy, with isolated showers!”

The use of “gold” has always been prevalent in Persian illustration and miniature. Apart from the attractive, eye-catching quality of gold, it has also been used in illuminating manuscripts and illustrations, to give value and significance to specific parts.

The series consists of eighty nine pieces, grouped in two sets: twenty-nine in one set and thirty in the other. First, all the works were printed on photography papers, then they were covered with a “gold sheet” to which RGB color ranges were added.

Gholamreza Yazdani