By: S. Golestaneh
Jafar Petgar (1920-2005) belongs to the throng of painters influenced by the Iranian most celebrated painter, Kamal-almolk. Taking the Verism (a form of realism) in picturing the life, he brought painting to the poor section of the society. His sensual concept of ordinary people’s life differentiated his current works from the semi-scientific techniques by which Kamal-almolk used to picture his environment. Petgar as an active painter loved the color and patterns of carpet. “Mender ” and “carpet seller” are two of his works that reveal the inner feelings of the artist toward carpeting.
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