Venezuelans welcomed Iranian art and were surprised to visit Iranian artists face-to-face, Chairperson of the Roodaki Foundation and Head of Iranian Delegation, Asghar Amir-Ni said on Friday.
“There are good potentials for the expansion of relations between Iran and Venezuela in various fields including art and culture,” the official added.
He noted that Venezuelans received Iranian theatre as well as Iranian photo and plastic art exhibitions warmly.
Iran’s cultural week in Caracas began on March 3 and will end on March 12.
Persian arts or Iranian arts is one of the richest art heritages in world history and encompasses many disciplines including architecture, painting, weaving, pottery, calligraphy, metalworking and stonemasonry.
Caves in Iran's Lorestan province exhibit painted imagery of animals and hunting scenes. Some such as those in Fars Province and Sialk are at least 5,000 years old.
Painting in Iran is thought to have reached a climax during the Tamerlane era when outstanding masters such as Kamaleddin Behzad gave birth to a new style of painting.
Of the thousands of archeological sites and historic ruins of Iran, almost every single one can be found to have been filled, at some point, with earthenware of exceptional quality. Thousands of unique vessels alone were found in Sialk and Jiroft sites.
During the course of Iran's recorded history, a unique distinctive music developed accompanied by numerous musical instruments, several of which came to be the first prototypes of some modern musical instruments of today.
Iran is filled with tombs of poets and musicians, such as this one belonging to Rahi Mo'ayeri. An illustration of Iran's deep artistic heritage.
Persian literature is by far the most stalwart expression of the Iranian genius. While there are interesting works in prose, it is poetry where the Iranian literature shines at its most. Flourishing over a period of more than a millennium, it was esteemed and imitated well beyond the confines of the Iranian homeland. The literature of Turkey and India developed under its influence.
The architecture of Iran is one with an exceedingly ancient Persian tradition and heritage. As Arthur Pope put it, 'the meaningful Impact of Persian architecture is versatile. Not overwhelming but dignified, magnificent and impressive'.
With 300 international awards in the past 25 years, films from Iran continue to be celebrated worldwide.
Iran–Venezuela relations have been strengthened substantially in recent years.
Trade between Venezuela and Iran is growing steadily and the two countries have launched joint ventures in a number of sectors, including energy, agriculture, housing, and infrastructure. The value of industrial development projects carried out by Iranian firms in Venezuela stands at around dlrs four billion.