Details of Paintings

Golnar Tabibzadeh, ‘The Empty Story’, Detail of Work , part of the five panels illustrating the multimedia project ‘The Forgotten’ Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas | Original Size: 200×120 cm | 2014 " ... The Koi liked to move against the flow of water and playfully ascended to higher parts of the river in search of its source. Nobody knew then that this river was a forgotten spirit that had appeared in form of a clear water pouring down the cliffs. Nor did anybody know that the source of the river, a lake on the high peak, was a temple of the gods of the mountain... "

Golnar Tabibzadeh, ‘The Legend of the Koi’, Detail of Work , part of the five panels illustrating the multimedia project ‘The Forgotten’ Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas | Original Size: 200×120 cm | 2014
” … The Koi liked to move against the flow of water and playfully ascended to higher parts of the river in search of its source.
Nobody knew then that this river was a forgotten spirit that had appeared in form of a clear water pouring down the cliffs. Nor did anybody know that the source of the river, a lake on the high peak, was a temple of the gods of the mountain… “

 

 

Golnar Tabibzadeh, ‘The Empty Story’, Detail of Work , part of the five panels illustrating the multimedia project ‘The Forgotten’ Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas | Original Size: 200×120 cm | 2014  " ... My baby girl’s face has begun to change. Her hands and feet are shrinking, her belly is swollen. She doesn’t cry anymore. Her eyes are wide open but there is nothing in her eyes. Her pupils are getting larger and larger like a dark empty hole. Those eyes terrify me… I’m afraid of her.  She has nine months but she is smaller than a three-month-old baby... "

Golnar Tabibzadeh, ‘Moaning of Ney’, Detail of Work , part of the five panels illustrating the multimedia project ‘The Forgotten’ Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas | Original Size: 200×120 cm | 2014
” … My baby girl’s face has begun to change. Her hands and feet are shrinking, her belly is swollen. She doesn’t cry anymore. Her eyes are wide open but there is nothing in her eyes. Her pupils are getting larger and larger like a dark empty hole. Those eyes terrify me… I’m afraid of her. She has nine months but she is smaller than a three-month-old baby… “

 

Golnar Tabibzadeh, ‘The Empty Story’, Detail of Work , part of the five panels illustrating the multimedia project ‘The Forgotten’ Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas | Original Size: 200×120 cm | 2014  "... Asra presses her hands against her ears at nights not to hear her father’s painful cries of wounds that won’t heal. However the harder she presses her hands, the louder the sounds get, as if she hears them from her own starving stomach... "

Golnar Tabibzadeh, ‘Moaning of Ney’, Detail of Work , part of the five panels illustrating the multimedia project ‘The Forgotten’ Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas | Original Size: 200×120 cm | 2014
“… Asra presses her hands against her ears at nights not to hear her father’s painful cries of wounds that won’t heal. However the harder she presses her hands, the louder the sounds get, as if she hears them from her own starving stomach… “

 

 

Golnar Tabibzadeh, ‘The  Moaning of Ney’, Detail of Work , part of the five panels illustrating the multimedia project ‘The Forgotten’ Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas | Original Size: 200×120 cm | 2014                               “… It is about a month that Asra has found a corner for herself. A small forsaken place just for the two of them: Asra and the slim tiny kitten that she looks after. This place used to be a barber’s shop. He closed it down and left after the blockade. The wall at the back of the shop has collapsed. A the rocket hit the place and the wall opened it’s mouth. On the first days people floated in search of something edible, something useful. Well, they found nothing but pieces of broken mirrors spread over every corner. The shattered mirrors reflected the famine. Thousands of times. Thousands and thousands of times... ”

Golnar Tabibzadeh, ‘The Moaning of Ney’, Detail of Work , part of the five panels illustrating the multimedia project ‘The Forgotten’ Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas | Original Size: 200×120 cm | 2014                           “… It is about a month that Asra has found a corner for herself. A small forsaken place just for the two of them: Asra and the slim tiny kitten that she looks after. This place used to be a barber’s shop. He closed it down and left after the blockade.
The wall at the back of the shop has collapsed. A the rocket hit the place and the wall opened it’s mouth. On the first days people floated in search of something edible, something useful. Well, they found nothing but pieces of broken mirrors spread over every corner. The shattered mirrors reflected the famine. Thousands of times. Thousands and thousands of times… ”

 

 

Golnar Tabibzadeh, ‘The Empty Story’, Detail of Work , part of the five panels illustrating the multimedia project ‘The Forgotten’ Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas | Original Size: 200×120 cm | 2014                          “… Before the guards found him clinging to a broken log, she was swinging him in her arms and telling him bizarre stories. Stories of numerous children that she had collected for herself, somewhere around.... ”

Golnar Tabibzadeh, ‘The Empty Story’, Detail of Work , part of the five panels illustrating the multimedia project ‘The Forgotten’ Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas | Original Size: 200×120 cm | 2014                               “… Before the guards found him clinging to a broken log, she was swinging him in her arms and telling him bizarre stories. Stories of numerous children that she had collected for herself, somewhere around…. ”

 

 

Golnar Tabibzadeh, ‘The Empty Story’, Detail of Work , part of the five panels illustrating the multimedia project ‘The Forgotten’ Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas | Original Size: 200×120 cm | 2014                                        “… The ocean told him about a silent hollow within her, where she keeps all the boats and all the children since hundreds of year. Then she said that in the future, if he decides, he can go down to the massive hole as well, join other children and play with them... ”

Golnar Tabibzadeh, ‘The Empty Story’, Detail of Work , part of the five panels illustrating the multimedia project ‘The Forgotten’ Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas | Original Size: 200×120 cm | 2014                          “… The ocean told him about a silent hollow within her, where she keeps all the boats and all the children since hundreds of year. Then she said that in the future, if he decides, he can go down to the massive hole as well,  join other children and play with them… ”

 

 

Golnar Taibzadeh, 'The Tale of the Princess and the Dragon',  Detail of Work , part of the five panels illustrating the multimedia project 'The Forgotten' Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas | Original Size: 200x120 cm | 2014    "... In the photograph Armin is sitting straight, staring into the camera.  On his left side we see his mother. Her head bent to one side, towards where Armin’s sitting. Her eyes are closed. Water is dripping from her long hair on the sofa and the wooden floor. She’s sleeping. The room has begun to smell of the wet wood. ..."

Golnar Tabibzadeh, ‘The Empty Story’, Detail of Work , part of the five panels illustrating the multimedia project ‘The Forgotten’ Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas | Original Size: 200×120 cm | 2014                                        “… In the photograph Armin is sitting straight, staring into the camera. On his left side we see his mother. Her head bent to one side, towards where Armin’s sitting. Her eyes are closed. Water is dripping from her long hair on the sofa and the wooden floor. She’s sleeping. The room has begun to smell of the wet wood …”

 

 

 

 

Golnar Taibzadeh, ‘The Tale of the Princess and the Dragon’ , Detail of Work , part of the five panels illustrating the multimedia project ‘The Forgotten’ Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas | Original Size: 200×120 cm | 2014                                                                                                                                 “ … Referring to the black of his hair and exceptional intelligence, albeit mainly with a sense of humour, the habitants of the house called him Raven... “

Golnar Tabibzadeh, ‘The Tale of the Princess and the Dragon’ , Detail of Work , part of the five panels illustrating the multimedia project ‘The Forgotten’ Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas | Original Size: 200×120 cm | 2014                                                                                                             “ … Referring to the black of his hair and exceptional intelligence, albeit mainly with a sense of humour, the habitants of the house called him Raven… “

 

 

Golnar Taibzadeh, ‘The Tale of the Princess and the Dragon’ , Detail of Work , part of the five panels illustrating the multimedia project ‘The Forgotten’ Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas | Original Size: 200×120 cm | 2014                                                                                                                                                                   “ … Once upon a time in Aleppo, in an old family of musicians, a boy was born with a beautiful voice. Fasih -the boy’s grandfather- aside from being a famous Buzuk player was one of Syria’s last remaining Alhakawaties. He named him Samir: the storyteller... "

Golnar Tabibzadeh, ‘The Tale of the Princess and the Dragon’ , Detail of Work , part of the five panels illustrating the multimedia project ‘The Forgotten’ Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas | Original Size: 200×120 cm | 2014                                                                                                                                 “ … Once upon a time in Aleppo, in an old family of musicians, a boy was born with a beautiful voice. Fasih -the boy’s grandfather- aside from being a famous Buzuk player was one of Syria’s last remaining Alhakawaties. He named him Samir: the storyteller… “

 

 

 

Golnar Tabibzadeh, ‘The Mute Story’,  Detail of Work , part of the five panels illustrating the multimedia project ‘The Forgotten’ Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas | Original Size: 200×120 cm | 2014 ” …  Samir looks at the lines of her mother’s hand. The slim & fine lines become slimmer and spin over the curves of her palm. The spirals go up and down and little by little her palm waves like the sea. In the landscape of the waves, Samir recognises the broken parts of a boat. … “

Golnar Tabibzadeh, ‘The Mute Story’, Detail of Work , part of the five panels illustrating the multimedia project ‘The Forgotten’ Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas | Original Size: 200×120 cm | 2014
” … Samir looks at the lines of her mother’s hand. The slim & fine lines become slimmer and spin over the curves of her palm. The spirals go up and down and little by little her palm waves like the sea. In the landscape of the waves, Samir recognises the broken parts of a boat.
… “

 

 

Golnar Tabibzadeh, 'The Mute Story' Detail of Work , part of the five panels illustrating the multimedia project ‘The Forgotten’  Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas | Original Size: 200×120 cm | 2014  "... -Come! Come here my little raven! Hey, little crow, come sit with me, read my palm! Your grandfather says you’re different… "

Golnar Tabibzadeh, ‘The Mute Story’,  Detail of Work , part of the five panels illustrating the multimedia project ‘The Forgotten’
Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas | Original Size: 200×120 cm | 2014
” …  – Come! Come here my little raven!
Hey, little crow, come sit with me! Read my palm! Your grandfather says you’re different… “

 

 

 

Golnar Taibzadeh, ‘The Tale of the Princess and the Dragon’ Detail of Work , part of the five panels illustrating the multimedia project ‘The Forgotten’ Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas | Original Size: 200×120 cm | 2014                                                                                                                                                                  “ ... On the highest peak of the highest mountain, the last dragon was asleep for thousands of years. The white beast had come to believe that humans no longer trusted in fairytales and magic of imagination... "

Golnar Taibzadeh, ‘The Tale of the Princess and the Dragon’ , Detail of Work , part of the five panels illustrating the multimedia project ‘The Forgotten’ Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas | Original Size: 200×120 cm | 2014                                                                                                                                                                   “ … On the highest peak of the highest mountain, the last dragon was asleep for thousands of years. The white beast had come to believe that humans no longer trusted in fairytales and magic of imagination… “

 

 

 

"... The princess dreamed every night that she is riding on the back of a white dragon, emerging out of a lake. She would caress the stone-hard flakes of his neck while the magnificent monster flew her from one mountain to the next. The heat of his firing breath gave her whole body pleasant shivers and the incredible power that fell her up with great excitement, woke her from her joyful dream..."

Golnar Taibzadeh, ‘The Tale of the Princess and the Dragon’,  Detail of Work , part of the five panels illustrating the multimedia project ‘The Forgotten’ Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas | Original Size: 200×120 cm | 2014                                                                                                                                                                  “… The princess dreamed every night that she is riding on the back of a white dragon, emerging out of a lake. She would caress the stone-hard flakes of his neck while the magnificent monster flew her from one mountain to the next. The heat of his firing breath gave her whole body pleasant shivers and the incredible power that fell her up with great excitement, woke her from her joyful dream…”