Month: April 2017

The Simplicity of Iranian Architecture’s Complex Geometry

Iran’s geography consists largely of a central desert plateau, surrounded by mountain ranges. Due to the country being mostly covered by earth, sand, and rock, Iranian architecture makes fantastic use of brick or adobe elements. Most of the buildings seen in larger cities such as Tehran and Isfahan are constructed using similar brick-laying methods as …

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Classical Carpets and Renaissance Paintings in Venice

A major exhibition, ‘Sérénissime Trame: Carpets from the Zaleski Collection and Renaissance Paintings’, opens on Thursday 23 March 2017 at the Galleria Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca’ d’Oro in Venice. Until 23 July 2017. Curated by Claudia Cremonini, Moshe Tabibnia and John Valagussa, ‘Sérénissime Trame’ is the first museum presentation of antique oriental carpets from the …

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