The veteran Iranian artist and master of teahouse painting Mohammad Farahani has passed away following a period of severe illness at the age of 76.
Known as one of the survivors of the last generation of Iranian teahouse painters, Farahani was hospitalized because of severe abdominal pain and later slipped into a coma and died on July 3, 2012.
Farahani practiced teahouse painting with master artist Hossein Ghollar Aghasi for fourteen years and created many great works during his artistic career.
His paintings are housed at a number of Iranian museums and art centers such as Tehran’s Reza Abbasi Museum.
Teahouse painting is a form of art which embodies some elements of miniature painting. The works painted in this style mostly depict religious and national events.
With their own unique perspective not used in other styles, teahouse painters draw motifs entirely based on their imagination.
Hossein Ghollar Aghasi, Hossein Hamedani, Abbas Bolukifar, Mohammad Hamidi, Ali-Akbar Larni and Ahmad Khalili were among famous Iranian teahouse painters.