Artist’s View: the Travel Inspirations of Painter Kimia Ferdowsi Kline
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Artist’s View: the Travel Inspirations of Painter Kimia Ferdowsi Kline

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Kimia Kline

The Iranian-American painter and curator at Brooklyn’s Wythe Hotel on her imaginary landscapes in Iran and the inspiration she finds in Morocco.

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“Oftentimes in Iran, there’s a courtyard garden in the center of the house and all the rooms branch off from it. In my father’s house they had a big backyard and a pool. This is what the pool looked like in my dad’s backyard with all these pomegranates. He explained to me that to drain the pool, they would all get inside it and drain it out with bowls, but he only told me that after I made this painting. It was also inspired by the idea of the hammam, so all the figures are bathers.”

Kimia Kline

Artist’s View: the Travel Inspirations of Painter Kimia Ferdowsi Kline

“Oftentimes in Iran, there’s a courtyard garden in the center of the house and all the rooms branch off from it. In my father’s house they had a big backyard and a pool. This is what the pool looked like in my dad’s backyard with all these pomegranates. He explained to me that to drain the pool, they would all get inside it and drain it out with bowls, but he only told me that after I made this painting. It was also inspired by the idea of the hammam, so all the figures are bathers.”

Kimia Kline
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