Women who cut their hair

Throughout history, many women cut their hair for various reasons. Many people cut their hair to mourn.  Sometimes hair of women had been cute to punish them, so much so that if someone was called “hair cut” it meant that he was a criminal and was punished. Poverty and economic need of women and girls have also been another reason for cutting hair and hear, and even in our time, the beautiful hear of girls and women are bought for makings wigs. But now in Iran girls and women cutting their own hair for right and social protest.

Woman with cut hair, Ahmed Nadalian, painting on canvas
Woman with cut hair, Ahmed Nadalian, painting on canvas

I always paid attention to women’s hair and its symbolic meaning in cultural studies and production of artworks, and many of my artworks are reflected as environmental and social art. Its reflection can be seen in my sculptures and painting

مادر زمین زخم دیده: نقاشی های احمد نادعلیان با پودر سنگ، خاک و پودرهای رنگیThe Mother Earth: Ahmad Nadalian’s paintings with powder, soil and colored powders

Symbolic combination of woman, hair, water, fish in a large sculpture in the center of a river, Italy around Florence
Symbolic combination of woman, hair, water, fish in a large sculpture in the center of a river, Italy around Florence

The evidence among Iranian peoples shows that women have hair has been a symbol of existence. My works are often multifaceted.

Anahita, stone sculpture, Ahmed Nadalian, installation in the river
Anahita, stone sculpture, Ahmed Nadalian, installation in the river
A stone statue, Ahmed Nadalian
A stone statue, Ahmed Nadalian
Girl with cut hair, Ahmed Nadalian, painting on canvas
Girl with cut hair, Ahmed Nadalian, painting on canvas

My recent art works reflection of Iranian contemporary society. What happens around me always affects my art works.

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