Behnood Javaherpour: Art curator, Fashion Designer, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist and What Not!

With technology and social media platform booming like never before, there is a huge transformation in all the sectors of the economy including artistic work. But people also lack behind the blessing and knowledge of our ancient culture, some of the art forms are our heritage and legacy which we should take ahead. With the innovation and dynamic transformation that the world is facing, there has to be a way to going back and witnessing the rich culture and heritage that our ancestors left behind us to know and understand. A person like Behnood Javaherpour inspires the artist to work on our ancient art ‘Islamic Art’ and makes people educate of this beautiful ancient art and its meaning of this art. Islamic Art is the most ancient art that stands tall from the 17th century.

Behnood owns his art agency and is diligently working hard to recreate the art by inspiring the painters and artists to work on it. He helped them by providing royalty for their art and paintings either through selling or auctioning them. He works hard on all the aspects in which he can promote this astonishing Islamic Art. Behnood is the finest fashion designer, art curator and also philanthropist. He also owns a clothing brand named – ‘Behnoode’ and an art museum named – Behnoode Foundation’. Talking about Islamic Art Behnood says –  “it includes all aspects of the Muslim culture. One of the most important Islamic art is surface decoration, which people use to ornament ceramics, mosques, books, and rugs with complex patterns. They stand unique because they radiate the meaning of things rather than just their physical form. This proves why the community holds their holy scriptures so prominent.”

Islamic art is not restricted to religious art, but instead includes all of the art of the rich and varied cultures of Islamic societies. In Islamic Art, there is special Geometric patterns are very popular in Islamic art largely due to their aniconic or symbolic quality. The use of geometric shapes in Islamic art is used to “reflect the language of the universe” and help the worshiper to reflect the life and the greatness of creation and the creator, Allah. And in Geometry patterns circles are used which makes it seems spiritual and the circle indicates infinite, and repetitive patterns are seen as infinite, which connects to the fact that Allah is infinite. Further Behnood explains – ‘ Islamic Art is all about vibrant creativity, as it includes magnificent calligraphy of handcrafted editions of the Quran and also intricate geometric motifs and patterns of the traditional design.’

With astute professionals like Behnood in our times, one can rest assured about taking a look back and witnessing the unfolding story and journey of Islamic arts, heritage and rich culture. Want to know more about it, follow him on Instagram @behnoodjavaherpour.


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