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shiva pakdel

Novato, CA

My work is Inspired by and from "Timeless Themes of the Persian Perspective". I focus on work that celebrates and showcases the distinctive art and imagery of Iran from the past and present. I use digital techniques as I am interested in a new narrative that tells anecdotal stories through inspirations from Persian art and imagery.

I grew up in an artistic family in Abadan, Iran during the 60s. Abadan was one of the most liberal cities in Iran, offered a modern western lifestyle in a land of history and tradition. The exposure to Persian poetry, photography, and history from a young age, and the experience of living in Abadan provided me with great appreciation and enjoyment for art, culture, history, and poetry of Iran, as well as the art and culture of the West.  

I currently work as an art curator and as an artist advocate. I also serve on the board of several artist organizations.
 
For more images and art stories, follow me on Instagram @shivasartsalon

website: shivapakdel.com

Arches of Paradise

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A Girl in Red Dress

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Bridges of Isfahan

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Persian Tiles

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Women of the Harem

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Promise of Paradise

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Persian Wood Carvings

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Promise of Paradise II

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Promise of Paradise III

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Persian Tiles (Tehran's Palace)

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A Wall at Golestan Palace

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Walls of Isfahan - Safavieh Frescoes

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Walls of Isfahan - Safavieh Frescoes

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Birdie

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