Arts and Culture

Culture of Iran

The culture of Iran or culture of Persia is one of the oldest in the Middle East.    

Words Persian and Iranian are used interchangeably, sometimes referring to the language and its speakers, and other times referring to the name of pre-20th century Iran, a nomenclature which survives from western explorers and orientalists. They are not the same and the cultures of the peoples of Greater Persia are our focus.

 

Art in Iran

Iran has one of the richest art heritages in world history and encompasses many disciplines including architecture, painting, weaving, pottery, calligraphy, metalworking and stone masonry. There is also a very vibrant Iranian modern and contemporary art scene.

 

Variety of Persian Art

Visual arts:                 Miniature, Carpets, Calligraphy

Decorative arts:         Jewellery, Embroidery, Tile work, Handicrafts, Pottery

Literature:                 Literature, Mythology, Folklore, Philosophy

Performance arts:     Dance, Music, Cinema, Theatre

Other:                        Architecture,   Cuisine, Gardens

 

One of the main aims of HOPE is to facilitate enhancement of and promote appreciation for Persian culture, art, literature, and traditional music, within the wider Australian community, and for the Iranian youths who are born in Australia, and wish to know more about their ancestral traditions.

To find out more and register in Art classes and seminars please follow this link.

 

More about Iranian culture

Iran is a diverse country consisting of people of many religions and ethnic backgrounds cemented by the Persian culture. The majority of the population speaks the Persian language, which is also the official language of the country, as well as other Iranian languages or dialects which are spoken in some part of Iran such as Azeri dialect, Kurdish and Arabic language.Religion in Iran is dominated by the Twelver Shia branch of Islam, which is the official state religion and to which about 90% to 95% of Iranians belong. About 4% to 8% of Iranians belong to other religions.

The Culture of Iran is a mix of ancient pre-Islamic culture and Islamic culture. Iranian culture has long been a predominant culture of the Middle East and Central Asia, with Persian considered the language of intellectuals during much of the 2nd millennium, and the language of religion and the populace before that.

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Famous painting from series "Riders" by Sadegh Tabrizi.

Famous painting from series "Riders" by Sadegh Tabrizi.

Ancient Horse Head Sculpture

Ancient Horse Head Sculpture

A Persian Rug is a piece of art with excellent quality and design.

A Persian Rug is a piece of art with excellent quality and design.