Iran, Freedom of Expression: a Collage

Iran, Freedom of Expression: a Collage
by Azadeh Azad
23-Feb-2010
 

For "Iran, freedom of expression" series

http://iranian.com/main/blog/nazy-kaviani/iran-freedom-expression-invitation-write"

This collage looks much better in its original, bigger size. Hopefully, JJ will publish it on the Front Page where there is more space for images.

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Monda Jan

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My pleasure :-)


Monda

Azadeh and Omid,

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I don't get any  of your technical stuff, but kinkos did. I have Azadeh's original drawing in normal poster size and it looks just the way I thought it would :o)

Thank you Azadeh jan for sharing your various talents with us. 


AIAW

Thank you!

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Thank you very much for your very thoughtful contribution to the series, Azadeh.


Azadeh Azad

Omid Jan

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My original collage is 770 pixels wide by 575 pixels high. Because of its busy design, it looks so much better in its original version. I drew it for the Front Page, but after a day passed and JJ didn't publish it, I decided to publish it here.

You are absolutely right about the smudging effect. When I have the blog in mind, I make sure that I draw on a 460 pixels wide paper and don't worry much about the height.

Azadeh


Omid Hast

Dear Azadeh,

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May I ask what the size of your original drawing is?

Because of automatic resizing, your drawing is now 462 pixels wide (it is supposed to be 460 pixels maximum!) by 346 pixels high (it could be as high as 800 pixels).  I do my drawings on 460 by 460 pixels digital paper because I don't want it resized, because resizing causes smudging.


Azadeh Azad

thank you, friends

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Nazy Jan: Thank you so much for your thoughtful feedback. I think of you as an Angel of Encouragement :-)

Omid Jan: I think if Kurt had drawn a sharp sword in M's turban, no one would have been "offended!" Seems some people don't like their prophet to be up-to-dated :-)

Monda Jan: I'm going to send you the original.

Hugs,

Azadeh


Monda

I wish I could enlarge it

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Perhaps kinkos can help me tomorrow.


Omid Hast

The cost of freedom of expression

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There have been two unsuccessful attempts to murder Kurt Westergaard, the cartoonist who drew the controversial cartoon of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad wearing a bomb in his turban. This cartoon was originally published in the Jyllands-Posten.


Nazy Kaviani

This collage...

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is perfect just as it is and where it is, dear Azadeh! I love the free bird flying high and the one that has just been set free. She will soon be flying high, too. The turban reference, is also quite well-delivered, whether on a King's head or a mullah's, for, most unfortunately, throughout the Iranian history both types of rulers have demonstrated that they are capable of delivering and applying censorship and persecution on citizens with a conscience.

As usual, your art is potent and quite able in conveying your ideas and dreams for Iran. Thank you so much for your contribution and your undeniable love for Iran.

Post Script: I came back to add that I know that the "turbaned man" is actually the controversial cartoon that caused much upheaval and pushed the limits of freedom of press worldwide, but my reaction above was to the visual effect your collage had on me.