• Qajar Women Contemporary Art

    CONTEMPORARY
    ART

In addition to the traditional art objects and photographs, a number of reproductions of contemporary artworks are also on display in Qajar Women, demonstrating the continuity of Qajar visual language.

The power of the Qajar female image is felt today, in the works of Hojat Amani, Shadi Ghadirian and Mahmood Sabzi, who adapt the iconic Qajar aesthetic to comment on modernity and femininity, as well as the role of the past in shaping the present.

Hojat Amini, Qajar cheeky face 2, 2013, edition of 5

The influence of both Qajar depictions of women and Andy Warhol’s artwork can be seen in this reproduction of a contemporary artwork, demonstrating the continued relevance of Qajar iconography and artistic style today.
Courtesy of Janet Rady Fine Art.

Hojat Amani, Qajar cheeky face 1, 2013, edition of 5

This reproduction of a painting shows how contemporary artists draw inspiration from the striking imagery of Qajar artwork to create innovative commentaries on femininity and beauty.
Courtesy of Janet Rady Fine Art.

Shadi Ghadirian, Qajar #1, 1998 

Reproduction of an Original, Courtesy of Azad Gallery, Tehran, and Janet Rady Fine Art, London.

Shadi Ghadirian, Qajar #2, 1998 

Reproduction of an Original, Courtesy of Azad Gallery, Tehran, and Janet Rady Fine Art, London.

Mahmood Sabzi, Burning Garden, 2013

Reproduction of an original, Courtesy of Azad Art Gallery, Tehran and Janet Rady Fine Art Gallery, London.

Mahmood Sabzi, Marlboro, 2014

 Reproduction of an original, Courtesy of Azad Art Gallery, Tehran and Janet Rady Fine Art Gallery, London.