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Mythical proportions

Gizella Varga Sinai
April 7, 2007

I was born in Hungary in 1944. I studied art education at the "Akademie for Angewandte Kunst" in Vienna/Austria and came to Iran in 1967. Ever since my childhood, I was pre-occupied with our own Hungarian stories, which do not date back to more than 1000 years. Historians presume that we came from the East; our famous poets and painters have created works expressing this nostalgia for the Orient as an ancestral homeland. With this background, I came to Iran where a powerful and heroic past is sensed. It was my duty as an artist to pursue the tie between the past and the present and to show it in my paintings. Where did the old myths, fables, and stories come from? How can we express that they are still alive in us, that they now exist, and will continue in the future? >>>


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