Hand me a pillow
Sensual paintings by Victoria Amini
February 28, 2000
"In an idiom of our times, caught up in a pictorial whirl, Victoria
Amini transports us through a world of intimacy and unveiling mystery.
As the dream leaves the universe of man it soars away into the world of
Nature, to an Eden sparkling with color and light, fantasy and chimera."
That's how Giorgio Zambelli has described Amini's work.
Although I must admit that the first thing that attracted me to Amini's
paintings was the fact that she's Iranian. Indeed I was thrilled to see
that an Iranian artist has so sensuously celebrated the human form, something
our artists have shied away from.
But Amini has lived outside Iran for nearly all her life. Therefore
her work is in line with Western artistic tradition. So why are they featured
here? Well, they are beautiful. That's enough for me.
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