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Untitled (Muqarnas)

Modern and Contemporary Art
Untitled by Monir Farmanfarmaian

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Untitled (Muqarnas)

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian
Iranian, 1924–2019

Date

2012

Medium

Mirrors, reverse-glass painting, and plaster on wood

Accession #

2019.174

Dimensions

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Location

On View - Wieland Pavilion, Skyway, Gallery 411

Description

Named for the ornamental honeycomb vaulting characteristic of Islamic architecture’s domed ceilings, niches, and corridors, Untitled (Muqarnas) seems to unfold like a pair of symmetrical mirrored wings. Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian’s work fuses traditional Islamic patterns based in sacred mathematics with the geometric abstract art she encountered while living in New York City from 1945 to 1957. The artist’s primary materials—mirror and reverse-painted glass—were used extensively in classical Persian architecture, which ranges from Spain to India.

Credit

Purchase with funds from the Farideh & Al Azadi Foundation

Image Copyright

© Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian