Persian arts, or Iranian arts is one of the richest art heritages in world history and encompasses many disciplines. There is also a very vibrant Iranian modern and contemporary art scene.
Parviz Tanavoli (b. 1937, Tehran) is one of Iran’s foremost artists, considered as the country’s first significant modern sculptor. A central figure in the formation of the Saqqakhaneh School—a neotraditional style of art that derives inspiration from Iranian folk art and culture – Tanavoli has created works in bronze, ceramic, fiberglass and scrap metal.