Flight of the Dolphin

Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian Iranian

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Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian was one of Iran’s pioneering women artists. In a career which spanned more than five decades, she worked in both her native Iran and the United States. She combined traditional reverse-glass painting, mirror mosaics, and principles of Islamic geometry with modern concepts of minimalism. Flight of the Dolphin—a reflective kaleidoscope of hundreds of mirror fragments—creates the effect of moving ripples on a two-dimensional surface.

Flight of the Dolphin, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian (Iranian, Qazvin 1923–2019 Tehran), Mirror mosaic, reverse glass painting, glue and plaster on wood

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