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Interview with Assar, Naser

On the history of Persian painting and its evolution; recollections of childhood; reminiscences of his father and the sociocultural climate in which he grew up; memories of Tehran University; political trends among the youth; association with the Tudeh Party; intellectual circles in Tehran; developing interest in painting; education in the arts; on the new trends in Persian painting and the synthesis between Persian and European artistic trends; dilemmas confronting artists in exile; on changes in Iranian society during the Pahlavi period; royal patronage of the arts in Pahlavi Iran; on the Shiraz Art Festival; on the interaction of art and politics; on the role of the Ministry of Culture and Arts in the development of Persian art.

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Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6


Nasser-Assar-APt-I.pdf Nasser-Assar-BPt-II.pdf Nasser-Assar-English.pdf


88pp. + summary + biographical note + index

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