Imam Hussein Shrine new designs made public
By: Mohamed Ali
ROME, Italy: The designs created for the holy shrine of Al-Imam Abi
Abdellah Al-Hussein (AS) were unveiled during a ceremony with veteran
Iranian miniaturist Mahmoud Farshchian.
The prominent artist and creator of the designs announced that Imam
Hussein's (AS) shrine would be built during the next six months and
promised that it will be a masterpiece of religious art.
Artists beautify the world with their creations and works of master
Farshchian does the same, said director of Sa'ad Abad Cultural and
Historical Complex where the unveiling ceremony was held.
Farshchian works stir emotion and compassion because they are created
by a perfectionist artist, who arouses the love of God in viewers,
added Hassan Mohseni.
Participants in the ceremony also watched a short film presenting a
step-by-step demonstration of Farshchian's work, Fars News Agency
“I was invited to design the shrine five years ago and I accepted the
proposal as an honorary work,” said master Farshchian, adding that the
designs will be realized through the works master embosser
Khodadadzadeh and master calligrapher Movahhed.
Farshchian is known as Iran's master of miniatures, whose works have
been displayed in numerous galleries and museums around the world such
as the British Library, Freer Gallery of Art, Bibliotheque Nationale,
Metropolitan Museum and Harvard University.
The 81-year-old artist was chosen as an outstanding 21st century
intellectual by Cambridge and has received an honorary doctorate in
Farshchian has created many outstanding paintings with religious
themes, such as Prophet Abraham and Flagbearer of Truth which pictures
a wounded image of Abolfazl al-Abbas (AS), the standard bearer of Imam
Hussein (AS) in the battle of Karbala.
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