Honouring the earth and healing our home is juxtaposed with jewel-like handmade paints. These are created from a variety of materials including earth, minerals, plants, and modern pigments. Light dances over the paint using diamond dust, crystals, and gold; dynamic movement contrasting with the stillness of pigment.
Epic Iran explored 5,000 years of Iranian art, design and culture, bringing together more than 300 objects from ancient, Islamic and contemporary Iran. It was the UK’s first major exhibition in 90 years to present an overarching narrative of Iran from 3000 BC to the present day. Epic Iran was organised by the V&A with the Iran Heritage Foundation in association with The Sarikhani Collection.