Painting as a visual representation of PTSD, Case Hani Najm

Reza Rafiei Rad


Iranian artists respond to postmodernism by expanding the scope of application of art as scientific fact. One of these effects is using the art as a tool for chronology which contemporary Iranian artists, including "Hani Najm", have emphasized. He designs different levels of society on the subway or bus that we think are suffering from effects of deep tragedy. In the studies related to the nature of this tragedy that realism basis forms the works and the essence of his chronology. Two important points are acceptable, first, according to recent researches in psychology, "posttraumatic mental disorder" after the disaster of Mongol invasion, in a historical sequence, transmitted from generation to generation. Secondly, with these continuing disorders, damages of modernization entering of Iran, still remained in the range of individual and social life of Iranians and these two types of injuries are reflected in the works of this artist.

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