Persian Bathhouse

Persian Bathhouse

30" x 40"
Oil on canvas
This Persian painting is an oil on canvas. The outside dimensions of this artwork with the frame is 57"x45".
Iris giclee Persian art print available: $400.00 US Dollars

This Iranian artwork, painted from childhood memories of Iran, is a study in light and shade on the human form, in a steamy Persian bath- house. In the Persian bathhouses in those days, it would take a full days time, consisting of soaking, using perfumed lard over the skin and eating Persian fruits while chatting with each other. Small Persian girls used henna to paint their nails, which is depicted in the lower left corner of this artwork. A combination of all of these elements fascinated me, from childhood, and I placed myself {as a child} in the lower left hand corner of the artwork, observing all of these activities.