01 Painting, Middle East Artists, Bibi Zogbé, with Footnotes, #40

Bibi Zogbé (LEBANON, 1890-1973)
Cactus en Flor, c. 1950

Oil on board,
100 x 100cm (39 3/8 x 39 3/8in).
Private collection

Bibi Zogbé was born in the Lebanese seaside village of Sahel Alma, Labibé Zogbé. She migrated to Argentina at the age of sixteen. Her professional artistic career began in the 1930’s with a number of exhibitions in Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro, in Chile and Uruguay, in Paris and elsewhere. At the end of the Second World War, she lived in Paris and went to Lebanon in 1947. Her long-awaited dream of returning to Lebanon, In that year, she held a one-woman show at the Lebanese Cenacle.

The profusion of flowers in her work evokes an eternal spring through the vibrantly prismatic colors that blaze vividly through the swaying lacework of intertwining branches. With a “fanfare of colors”, she depicts the bursting of life in the buds, bougainvillea in full bloom, the garlands of the coral tree, the freshness of white laurel or chrysanthemum, the flowering blossoms of the apple and the cherry tree. More on Bibi Zogbé, Lamia Chahine

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I search Art History for Beautiful works that may, or may not, have a secondary or unexpected story to tell. I then write short summaries that grow from my research. Art work is so much more when its secrets are exposed

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