Allegories and Melancholia in Iranian Art

Have allegories and melancholia continued to be prevalent forms of artistic expression in Iran with the seemingly constant unrest? Have these trends spread to other parts of the Middle East that share in suffering but perhaps don’t have the same political climate Iran does? What would it be like to create art and have to exhibit it outside of your own country? Why only focus on female artists – is it because of the content or it because of their gender? These are all questions that have been racing through my mind after reading the essay “Female Trouble: Melancholia and Allegory in Contemporary Iranian Art” by Andrea D. Fitzpatrick.

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