Morteza Khosravi – sold đź”´

Morteza Khosravi – sold đź”´


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Series of Noise – In Praise of Pasolini

Oil on canvas

128 x 200 cm

50 x 79 inches

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The series – Noise 
The Art of Morteza Khosravi is based on interpretation the artworks of different artists during the history of art; either when he recreates a painting by Odd Nerdrum with his own point of view or when he paints a piece referring to Francis Bacon’s “Study after Velazquez’s Portrait of Pope Innocent X 1953” which was also referring to Velazquez’s “Pope Innocent X 1650”. His new series is more complicated. The artist refers to Pier Paolo Pasolini’s last film, which was screened three weeks after Pasolini was brutally murdered : Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom. Pasolini’s Salò was based on the famous novel “Les 120journées de Sodome ou l’école du libertinage” by Marquis de Sade. Even Marquis De Sade wrote his novel with a look at Dante Alighieri’s 14th-century epic poem “Divine Comedy”. Dante’s famous epic was written based on supernatural journey tales which is not rare in ancient civilization’s beliefs. We can find at least three similar stories in ancient Persian literature. Such a continuous chain of referrals make us go from twenty first century to long long time ago in history. But as a contemporary Iranian artist why Morteza choose these works? What attracts him to the awful world of Pasolini and Sade and most important of all what is it that he is looking for?