Friday 14 June 2024 - 23:58
Art exhibition underway in Algeria to commemorate legendary Iranian poet Khayyam

IBNA- An art exhibition has kicked off in Algeria to showcase works on calligraphy, photos, paintings, and miniatures in commemoration of the acclaimed Iranian poet Omar Khayyam.

The exhibition will last for two weeks at Algeria’s cultural and historical center Palace of Riyas El Bahr.

The works at the exhibition depict the art and the rich culture of Iran.

At the opening ceremony of the exhibition, held with the presence of media, political and cultural figures and foreign diplomats, Iran’s Ambassador to Algeria Mohammad-Reza Babaei delivered a speech about the high status of Khayyam in Iran’s culture.

Born in 1048, Khayyam– the Persian poet astronomer and mathematician lived until 1131. He is well known for his Rubaiyat (quatrains). English poet Edward FitzGerald has rendered Khayyam’s poems into English.

The special guests invited to the exhibition signed an art panel as a memorial book.

Also, a number of booklets consisting of Khayyam’s poems in English, Arabic and French were distributed among the participants.

The exhibition will be running until June 23.


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