Art Arena - Your chance to explore a diverse collection of original paintings, together with Persian culture, art, history, poetry and prose

Art Gallery - The paintings in the Art Arena Gallery are by the award winning Iranian artist Katy Kianush. Most of the paintings are available for sale, and can be purchased online using our secure order form. Iransaga - This Section opens a window onto Persian history, art, and culture.
Writer's Corner - This Section provides poems and short stories by the Iranian authors Mahmud Kianush and Pari Mansouri, as well as poems by some talented poets from around the world.


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In addition to a Gallery providing a comprehensive and varied collection of original Landscapes, Portraits, and Miniatures by the award winning artist Katy Kianush, Art Arena brings together two of Iran's well known and established literary figures, Mahmud Kianush and Pari Mansouri, to give an insight into modern Persian poetry and prose.

You will be able to enjoy several FREE poems, short stories, and extracts from Mahmud and Pari's books, by visiting Writer's Corner. Most of the books are available for sale in the on-line Persian Bookstore. The World Poems section of Writer's Corner includes poems by some talented poets from around the world.

Art Arena also opens a window onto Persian history, art, and culture through its IRANSAGA section.

Katy Kianush

Mahmud Kianush

Pari Mansouri

Iranian born Painter of Portraits, Landscapes and Miniatures.

Katy's works include Persian, Japanese and Chinese paintings, and portraits and landscapes from around the world. She also designs Greeting Cards for special occasions. Katy's paintings can be purchased on-line in the gallery.

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Iranian poet, writer, literary critic, and translator.

Mahmud has published several books of poetry, short stories and novels, and he is regarded as the founder of Children's Poetry in Iran. One of his latest works in English and published in the UK is an anthology of Modern Persian Poetry.

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Iranian writer and translator.

As well as her own short stories and novel, Pari has translated and published several books by such writers as André Maurois, E. Nesbit, Jules Verne, George Eliot and Ivan Turgenev.
Samples of her short stories can be found in the Writer's Corner section.

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"Quote of the Month ..."

"Summer is the time when one sheds one's tensions with one's clothes,
and the right kind of day is jewelled balm for the battered spirit.
A few of those days and you can become drunk
with the belief that all's right with the world."

Ada Louise Huxtable
(1921 - )

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