12 Works, Today, February 17th. is artist Khaled al Khani’s day, his story, illustrated with footnotes #048

Khaled al Khani
The Beginning, c. 2013

Installation
Schleswig-Holsteinischer Kunstverein

Khaled al-Khani (born 17 February 1975 in Hama, Syria) is a Syrian painter, currently living in Paris. the artist employs a variety of supports for his work, including oil painting, and mural painting…

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01 Painting, Middle East Artists, with Footnotes, #39; Alaa Ismail, Untitled

Alaa Ismail, (Baghdad – born in 1974)
Untitled, c. 2011

Mixed technique on paper
76 x 56 cm
Private collection

Iraqi born Alaa Ismail (1974) started practicing the art of calligraphy from a young age. He studied various artistic disciplines at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Baghdad, including decorative arts, Islamic architecture, glass painting and Islamic Art, graduating in 2003. Currently living in Damascus, Syria, Ismail has taught and lead many projects looking into the use of calligraphy within Arab art, as well as promoting the importance of classical Arab music. His paintings seek to use calligraphy in an expressive and gestural manner, displaying words of meaning and poetic significance. This marrying of bold textural strokes combined with Ismail’s love of the Arabic word, successfully presents calligraphy in a colorful layered contemporary style.

Ismail has participated in the 4th Sharjah Calligraphy Biennale in 2010, shown as part of Iraqi Cultural Week in New York in 2009, and exhibited in numerous exhibitions in Iraq, Syria and Jordan. In 2010 he won first prize at the Al Burda Awards for modern calligraphy, an award presented by the Abu Dhabi Ministry of Culture. More on Alaa Ismail

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Nabil Anani; Qur’anic Pages; 01 Painting, Middle East Artists, with Footnotes, #38

Nabil Anani
Qur’anic Pages, c. 2007

Mixed media on paper
70 X 43 CM
Private collection

Nabil Anani (b.1943, Latroun, Palestine) is one of the most prominent Palestinian artists working today. He is considered by many as a key founder of the contemporary Palestinian art movement.
On graduating in Fine Art from Alexandra University, Egypt [in 1969], Anani returned to his native Palestine and began a fruitful career as an artist and a teacher trainer at the UN training college in Ramallah. Anani held his first exhibition in Jerusalem in 1972 and has since exhibited widely in Europe, North America, the Middle East, North Africa and Japan – both as an individual artist and with groups of his Palestinian contemporaries.
Anani is a multi-talented artist, for he is a painter, a ceramicist and a sculptor. He pioneered the use of local media such as leather, henna, natural dyes, Papier-mâché, wood, beads and copper. Over the past four decades, Anani has built an impressive catalogue of outstanding, innovative and unique art.
Anani was awarded the first Palestinian National Prize for Visual Art in 1997 and became the head of the League of Palestinian Artists in 1998. On retiring from his teaching post in 2003, Anani has dedicated much of his time to voluntary pastimes, leading on the League’s activities and playing a key role in the establishment of the first International Academy of Fine Art in Palestine – with the assistance of the University of Oslo and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. More on Nabil Anani

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Youssef Nabil, EHSAN CRYING, 01 Painting, Middle East Artists, with Footnotes, #37

Youssef Nabil, b. 1972, Egyptian
EHSAN CRYING, CAIRO, c. 1997

Hand-coloured gelatin silver print
40 by 27 cm.; 15¾ by 10⅝ in.
Private collection

Youssef Nabil (born 6 November 1972) is an Egyptian artist and photographer. Nabil started his photography career in 1992. In 1997, Nabil worked in Paris with the Peruvian fashion photographer Mario Testino till late 1998. In 1999, Youssef Nabil had his first solo exhibition in Cairo. 
Nabil left Egypt in 2003 for an artist residency at the Cité internationale des arts in Paris. In 2006, he moved to live and work in New York.
Nabil’s work has been presented on numerous international solo and group exhibitions, at venues including the British Museum, London; Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh; BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle; Centre de Cultura Contemporánea de Barcelona; Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris; Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah; Kunstmuseum, Bonn; The Third Line, Dubai;[3] The Townhouse gallery, Cairo; Galerist, Istanbul; Marco Noire gallery, Turin; Nathalie Obadia gallery, Paris; Yossi Milo gallery, New York; Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Sevilla; Aperture Foundation, New York and Villa Medici, Rome. More on Youssef Nabil

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Youssef Nabil, MY BED, FIFI ABDOU, 01 Photograph, Middle East Artists, with Footnotes, #36

Youssef Nabil, b. 1972, Egyptian
MY BED, FIFI ABDOU, CAIRO, 2000
Hand-coloured gelatin silver print
26 by 40 cm.; 10¼ by 15¾ in.
Private collection

Fifi Abdou, born Atiyat Abdul Fattah Ibrahim, April 26, 1953, is an Egyptian belly dancer and actress. She has been described as “synonymous with belly dancing in the years she was performing.” In her acting career, she is known as the woman-empowering type where, rarely in Egyptian culture and film, she beats up and overpowers men. Now she is considered an icon on social media, where she is one of the most active and most followed celebrities in the Arab world. Through her posts including regular belly dancing videos, she is known to be very cheerful and empowering with no constraints. 
Her father is a policeman and she has 11 siblings, including her brother Abdelraheem Abdul Fattah Ibrahim, who encouraged her career. When she was 12 years old she joined a baladi troupe and later found work as a model. She began to gain attention in the early 1970s when she became the main attraction at the Arizona. Over the years she danced at many other venues such as Le Meridien, Mena House and the El Gezira Sheraton. Her performances usually lasted around two hours and she received up to $10,000 per performance. In addition to dancing, her routines often included circus tricks and even rapping. The Moroccan newspaper La Vie Eco reported in 2004 shortly before her retirement that she possessed 5,000 costumes with the most expensive being valued at $40,000. More on Fifi Abdou
Youssef Nabil (born 6 November 1972) is an Egyptian artist and photographer. Nabil started his photography career in 1992. In 1997, Nabil worked in Paris with the Peruvian fashion photographer Mario Testino till late 1998. In 1999, Youssef Nabil had his first solo exhibition in Cairo. 
Nabil left Egypt in 2003 for an artist residency at the Cité internationale des arts in Paris. In 2006, he moved to live and work in New York.
Nabil’s work has been presented on numerous international solo and group exhibitions, at venues including the British Museum, London; Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh; BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle; Centre de Cultura Contemporánea de Barcelona; Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris; Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah; Kunstmuseum, Bonn; The Third Line, Dubai;[3] The Townhouse gallery, Cairo; Galerist, Istanbul; Marco Noire gallery, Turin; Nathalie Obadia gallery, Paris; Yossi Milo gallery, New York; Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Sevilla; Aperture Foundation, New York and Villa Medici, Rome. More on Youssef Nabil

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Seif Waly, ALEXANDRIA BEACH 01 Painting, Middle East Artists, with Footnotes, #35

Seif Waly
Seif Waly, 1906-1979, Egyptian
ALEXANDRIA BEACH, c. 1959
Oil on celotex
42.5 by 70.5 cm.; 16¾ by 27¾ in.
Private collection

Seif Waly (March 31, 1906 – February 15, 1979) was an Egyptian painter, born Mohammed Seif al-Din Waly into an aristocratic family, of Turkish origin, in Alexandria, Egypt. He was introduced to modern art after studying at the studio of the Italian artist Otorino Becchi. In 1942 he set up his own studio with his brother Adham Wanly (below) and together they participated in more than 17 exhibitions, notably in the Biennale of Venice and in São Paulo, Brazil. Today an entire floor of the Mahmoud Said Museum in Alexandria is dedicated to Seif and Adham Wanly.

His work is collected by several Museums, including Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha, Darat AL Funoon in Amman.

 

He died in 1979 at Stockholm at age of 72. More on Seif Waly

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Nuri İyem, UNTITLED, 01 Painting, Middle East Artists, with Footnotes, #34

NURI IYEM
Nuri İyem, 1915-2005, Turkish
UNTITLED, c. 1970s
Oil on canvas,
80 by 120 cm.; 31½ by 47¼ in.
Private collection

Nuri İyem, (1915 – d. 18 June 2005 ) was a leading figure in the Turkish painting and social-realistic art movement.

Nuri İyem was born in Istanbul in 1915. During his childhood he used to paint walls with charcoal. Because of his father’s job as a health official, İyem spent his childhood in various cities of Anatolia. After finishing primary school in Mardin, he returned back to Istanbul to attend secondary school and he studied at Vefa and Pertevniyal Highschools.

His passion to be a painter was forcing his dreams through the coasts of Fındıklı where the Fine Arts Academy stood. . Those dreams would be concluded with his enrollment at the Academy in spite of his parents’ desire to see their child as a doctor.

Nuri İyem was one of the most important living masters of Turkish painting. He has produced, exhibited, written and discussed art without a break, in spite of all the difficulties to exist as an artist during the social and cultural course of the Republic period. Nuri has crowned his life with many precious art works and his own story is not just an autobiographical representation of an artist, but also an expression of real struggle and honour. More on Nuri İyem



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Sliman Mansour, ON THE EDGE, 01 Painting, Middle East Artists, with Footnotes, #33

SULEIMAN MANSOUR2
Sliman Mansour, b. 1947, Palestinian
ON THE EDGE, c. 1985
Oil on canvas
80 by 70.5 cm.; 31½ by 27¾ in.
Private collection

Sliman Mansour is a Palestinian painter, considered an important figure among contemporary Palestinian artists. Mansour is considered an artist of the intifada whose work gave visual expression to the cultural concept of sumud. Palestinian artist and scholar Samia Halaby has identified Mansour as part of the Liberation Art Movement and cites his important work as an artist and cultural practitioner before and after the Intifada. This collective turned to earthworks and mixed media and assemblage using materials derived from the Palestinian environment in order to boycott Israeli art supplies in protest of the ongoing occupation. In 1988 he made a series of four paintings on destroyed Palestinian villages, the four villages being Yibna, Yalo, Imwas and Bayt Dajan. More on Sliman Mansour





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Mahmoud Sabri, CROSS BEARER , After Bosch 02 Painting, Middle East Artists, with Footnotes, #32

MAHMOUD SABRI2
Mahmoud Sabri, 1927 – 2012, Iraqi
CROSS BEARER , After Bosch (below), c. 1960
Oil on canvas
73.7 by 83.9 cm.; 29 by 33 in.
Private collection

Mahmoud Sabri, 1927–2012, was an Iraqi painter, considered as one of the pioneers of Iraqi modern art and one of the pillars of modernism in Iraqi Art.

Born in Baghdad, Iraq, died on 13th April 2012 in Maidenhead, England. Studied social sciences at Loughborough University (England) in the late 1940s. While in England, his interest in painting developed and he attended evening art classes there. After a successful career in banking, he became a full-time painter…

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Mahmoud Sabri, A FAMILY OF FARMERS 01 Painting, Middle East Artists, with Footnotes, #31

MAHMOUD SABRI
Mahmoud Sabri, 1927 – 2012, Iraqi
A FAMILY OF FARMERS, c. 1960’s
Oil on canvas
90 by 120 cm.; 35⅜ by 47¼ in.
Private collection

Mahmoud Sabri, 1927 – 2012, was an Iraqi painter, considered as one of the pioneers of Iraqi modern art and one of the pillars of modernism in Iraqi Art.

Born in Baghdad, Iraq, died on 13th April 2012 in Maidenhead, England. Studied social sciences at Loughborough University (England) in the late 1940s. While in England, his interest in painting developed and he attended evening art classes there. After a successful career in banking, he became a full-time painter.

In the 1950s he pioneered the painting of social and political issues. Later he studied art formally at the Surikov Institute for Art in Moscow 1961-1963. In 1963 he moved to Prague. In the late 1960s he started working on linking art and science.

He was actively involved in Iraq’s arts community through his membership of various art groups. Led by his contemporary, Faeq Hassan (1914-1992), this group was inspired by Mespotamian art, Iraqi folklore and the 12th and 13th-century poets of the Baghdad School.

In 1971, he published his Manifesto of the New Art of Quantum Realism, QR. An application of scientific method in the field of art.  QR graphically represents the atomic level of reality using building blocks based on the atomic light spectra of elements in nature. He continued to work on developing QR until his death. He had several publications on art, philosophy and politics in Arabic and English. More on Mahmoud Sabri

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Farid Belkahia; JERUSALEM 01 Painting, Middle East Artists, with Footnotes, #30

FARID BELKAHIA
Farid Belkahia , 1934-2014, Moroccan
JERUSALEM, c. 1980
Pigments and skin on wood, in four parts
183 by 155 cm.; 72 by 61 in.
Private collection

Farid Belkahia (1934–2014) was born into a wealthy bourgeois family in Marrakech. He grew up with his father’s art collection, and his further artistic awakening would take place within his father’s circle of friends.

From about 1950, Belkahia took classes in Teslar’s studio. During these years, and prior to his departure from Morocco, Belkahia distanced himself from the Orientalist styles that persisted through the academic art teaching and Salons under the French Protectorate, instead choosing his own path. 

From the second half of the 1950s, and during the 1960s, Belkahia travelled all over Europe, the Maghreb and the Middle East in search of his cultural roots, constantly shifting his glance from one civilisation to another. Two periods during this time were most influential to his work. The first was his stay in Paris between 1955 and 1959, where he studied at the School of Fine Arts. Here, he consolidated his understanding of modern European art and developed his particular approach to light and colour – especially while in the studio of Raymond Legueult. More on Farid Belkahia




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LAILA SHAWA, THE WELL 01 Painting, Middle East Artists, with Footnotes, #29

LAILA SHAWA
LAILA SHAWA, b. 1940, Palestinian
THE WELL, 1987
Oil on board
80 by 50 cm.; 31½ by 19⅝ in.
Private collection

“The first painting made in Beirut not long after the devastating June war and the only known work of this type from 1967, The Well forgoes all allusion to landscape in favour of a hot expansive background of reds and yellows. Beneath the disc of a searing sun…” More on this work

Laila Shawa (Born Gaza 1940) graduated summa cum laude in Fine Arts from the Italian Accademia di Belle Arti in 1964 and received a diploma in plastic arts from the Accademia San Giacomo in Rome. From 1965 to 1967, she returned to Gaza to teach arts and crafts to underprivileged children. She now lives and works in London. As a Palestinian artist, Shawa’s concern is to reflect the political realities of her country, becoming, in the process, a chronicler of events. Her work is based on a heightened sense of realism and targets injustice and persecution wherever their roots may be.

Her work has been exhibited in Italy, Germany, Austria, and the United Kingdom, in most Arab countries, North Africa, Iraq, Russia, China, Japan, Malaysia and USA. She is represented in public and private collections across the world, including the National Galleries of Jordan and Malaysia, the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, the British Museum in London and the National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington D.C. Her work is currently on tour in Brazil, in the Centro Cultural Banco do Brazil’s exhibition Isla, the first major exhibition of Islamic Art in Brazil.

Shawa’s multi-media pieces have spanned four decades. As someone who has a close proximity to her native Palestine’s politics, her analysis and documentation of events there is at the core of her work. For that, it is in strength that she is known for her “uncompromising documentation of events of today’s Middle East.”  More on Laila Shawa



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Mamdouh Kashlan, Women’s public bath in Damascus 01 Painting, Middle East Artists, with Footnotes, #28

Mamdouh Kashlan (Syrian, b. 1929)
Mamdouh Kashlan, (Syrian, b. 1929)
Hammam Al Nissaa’s bil sham (Women’s public bath in Damascus), c. 1990
Oil on canvas
68 7/8 x 78 ¾ in. (175 x 200cm.)
Private collection

A Hammam is a kind of bath that originated in the Middle East and combines exposure to warm air, then steam or hot-air immersion, massage, and finally a cold-water bath or shower. The Hammam typically requires movement from one room or chamber to the next. Separate wash rooms and soaking pools may be included in the bath building, as are dressing and rest rooms. The Hammam has been used for weight reduction, cleansing, and relaxation purposes. More on the Hammam

Mamdouh Kashlan (born 1929 in Damascus) is a Syrian painter. He has held more than 300 exhibitions in Syria and around the world and many of his paintings are on display in the National museums of Damascus, Aleppo and Deir Atieh and the presidential palace. His work is also on display in the Sorsoq Museum in Beirut, Lebanon, Modern art museum in Cairo, Egypt and has been displayed in Sofia, Bulgaria, Paris and Seinajoki, Finland. In 1996 he was awarded the pioneers prize from the ministry of culture. More on Mamdouh Kashlan

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Unknown artist; A LADY DRUMMING 01 Painting, Middle East Artists, with Footnotes, #27

A LADY DRUMMING (1)
Unknown artist
A LADY DRUMMING, QAJAR IRAN, 19TH CENTURY
Oil on canvas
57in. (144.8cm.) high, 34 ½in. (87.8cm.) wide
Private collection

Qajar art refers to the art, architecture, and art-forms of the Qajar dynasty of the late Persian Empire, which lasted from 1781 to 1925 in Iran (Persia).

The boom in artistic expression that occurred during the Qajar era was the fortunate side effect of the period of relative peace that accompanied the rule of Agha Muhammad Khan and his descendants. With his ascension, the bloody turmoil that had been the 18th century in Persia came to a close, and made it possible for the peacetime arts to again flourish. 

While the depiction of inanimate objects and still lifes is seen to be very realistic in Qajar painting, the depiction of human beings is decidedly idealised. This is especially evident in the portrayal of Qajar royalty, where the subjects of the paintings are very formulaically placed and situated to achieve a desired effect. More on Qajar art





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Mohammad Sadiq; A LADY AT LEISURE 01 Painting, Middle East Artists, with Footnotes, #26

Mohammad Sadiq (1)
Mohammad Sadiq
A LADY AT LEISURE, CIRCA 1770-1780
Oil on canvas
4ft.1in. x 2ft.9in. (125.5 x 84cm.)
Private collection

A young lady sits, wearing floral skirt, a sheer shirt, jewels around her neck and flowers in her hair, leaning against a floral bolster cushion, a tray of fruit before her and a bottle and glass in her hands, behind her a servant stands behind a geometric balustrade, a porcelain dish in her hands. More on this work

Mohammad Sadiq was a noted artist from 18th century Iran. He was a painter at the court of the Zand ruler Karim Khan. After Karim Khan’s death, he worked for the Qajar ruler Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar. More on Mohammad Sadiq

Muhammad Sadiq was the leading painter of his generation. A pupil of Muhammad ‘Ali Ashraf, Sadiq worked on the St Petersburg Muraqqa in Isfahan. After its completion, he was appointed to create two large scale paintings for the pavilion in Shiraz, a building which today serves as the Pars museum. A skilled fresco painter, his involvement in the interior decoration of the Shiraz pavilion led to a distinctive development in his compositions, whereby he started to create works which were inserted into architectural niches in buildings. The generation of court artists prior to him such as Muhammad Zaman and ‘Ali Quli Jubbadar had been hugely influenced by European art, frequently copying European subjects directly. Sadiq rejected this, developing a distinctive Persian method of painting: warm hues, heavy modelling of features, the inclusion of fruit, flowers and glassware; all features of his iconic style which shaped the works of subsequent court artists and was particularly popular within the Qajar court.. More on Mohammad Sadiq

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Suleiman Mansour, The Camel/Carrier of Hardships 01 Painting, Middle East Artists, with Footnotes, #24

Suleiman Mansour (Palestinian, b. 1947)2 (1)
Suleiman Mansour, (Palestinian, b. 1947)
Jamal Al Mahamel III (The Camel/Carrier of Hardships III), c. 2005
Acrylic on canvas
59 7/8 x 39in. (152 x 99cm.)
Private collection

Born in 1947, Birzeit, Palestine, Sliman Mansour studied fine art at the Bezalel Art Academy in Jerusalem. He has held solo exhibitions in Ramallah, New York, Sharjah, Cairo, Gaza and Stavanger, Norway. His group exhibitions include Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow (1980), Palestinian Spring, Al-Hakawati Theatre, Jerusalem, 1985; New Visions, Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts, Amman, 1991; Made in Palestine, Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston, Texas, 2003; and Contemporary Graphic Art in the Arab World, Nabad Gallery, Amman, 2010. In 1998 he received the Palestine Prize for the Visual Arts at the Cairo Biennial. Sliman Mansour draws inspiration from the subject of the olive tree, and has focused on the theme of ‘land’ since 1970. His recent work is centred on the individual figure to convey the ‘different states of exhausting anticipation or loss,’ resulting from his experience of living under the occupation. More on Sliman Mansour

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Sliman Mansour, FROM JERUSALEM 01 Painting, Middle East Artists, with Footnotes, #23

ALAA Ismaïl (Baghdad - born in 1974)
Sliman Mansour, B. 1947, Palestinian
FROM JERUSALEM, c. 2004
Oil on canvas
116.5 by 62cm.; 45⅞ by 24⅜in.
Peivate collection

Born in 1947, Birzeit, Palestine, Sliman Mansour studied fine art at the Bezalel Art Academy in Jerusalem. He has held solo exhibitions in Ramallah, New York, Sharjah, Cairo, Gaza and Stavanger, Norway. His group exhibitions include Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow (1980), Palestinian Spring, Al-Hakawati Theatre, Jerusalem, 1985; New Visions, Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts, Amman, 1991; Made in Palestine, Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston, Texas, 2003; and Contemporary Graphic Art in the Arab World, Nabad Gallery, Amman, 2010. In 1998 he received the Palestine Prize for the Visual Arts at the Cairo Biennial. Sliman Mansour draws inspiration from the subject of the olive tree, and has focused on the theme of ‘land’ since 1970. His recent work is centred on the individual figure to convey the ‘different states of exhausting anticipation or loss,’ resulting from his experience of living under the occupation. More on Sliman Mansour





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BAHMAN MOHASSES, TIRESIAS DIDN’T KNOW MUCH ABOUT THE FUTURE 01 Painting, Middle East Artists, with Footnotes, #22

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BAHMAN MOHASSES, 1931-2010, Iranian
TIRESIAS NON SAPEVA TANTO DEL FUTURO/ TIRESIAS DIDN’T KNOW MUCH ABOUT THE FUTURE, c. 1970
Oil on canvas, in three parts
100 by 210 cm.; 39⅜ by 82⅝ in.
Private collection

In Greek mythology, Tiresias was a blind prophet of Apollo in Thebes, famous for clairvoyance and for being transformed into a woman for seven years. He was the son of the shepherd Everes and the nymph Chariclo. Tiresias participated fully in seven generations in Thebes, beginning as advisor to Cadmus himself.

Eighteen allusions to mythic Tiresias, noted by Luc Brisson, fall into three groups: one, in two episodes, recounts Tiresias’ sex-change and his encounter with Zeus and Hera; a second group recounts his blinding by Athena; a third, all but lost, seems to have recounted the misadventures of Tiresias.

Among the ancient authors who mention him are Sophocles, Euripides, Pindar, and Ovid. More on Tiresias

Bahman Mohassess (March 1931 RashtIran – 28 July 2010 Rome, Italy), dubbed by some as the “Persian Picasso”, was an Iranian painter, sculptor, translator, and theatre director. His oeuvre comprises paintings, sculptures and collages. He was also a celebrated translator of literary works. His works are highly collected and extremely rare. He is said to have destroyed many of his own works, and those that become available at auction are now highly sought after.

At age 14 he learned painting by apprenticing with Seyyed Mohammed Habib Mohammedi, who had studied at the Russian Academy of Arts. He moved with his family from Rasht to Tehran, where he attended Tehran’s Faculty of Fine Arts. During the same period he joined the “Cockfight Art and Culture Society”, established by Jalil Ziapour, and was, for some time, the editor of the literary and art weekly “Panjeh Khoroos” (Rooster Foot). Through this period, he was part of an avant-garde artistic movement, who were all considered progressive artists of their time. In 1954 he moved to Italy to study at the Fine Art Academy of Rome.

He returned to Iran in 1964 and participated in Venice, São Paulo and Tehran Biennale. Mohasses directed plays, including Pirandello’s Henry IV at Goethe Institute and Ghandriz Hall in Tehran. He also translated books of a number of authors,.

He stayed in Iran until 1968, before returning to Rome 1954, where he received commissions for statutes to be placed in Tehran. Some of his public works in Iran were destroyed or damaged after the Islamic Revolution, with the artist subsequently destroying all his remaining works in Iran. He occasionally travelled to Iran and died in self-imposed seclusion in Rome in 2010. More on Bahman Mohassess 

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ANTOINE MALLIARAKIS MAYO, HARMONY 01 Painting, Middle East Artists, with Footnotes, #22

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ANTOINE MALLIARAKIS MAYO, 1905 – 1990, Egyptian
HARMONY, c. 1930s – 1940s
Oil on wood, in four parts
229 by 122 cm.; 90⅛ by 48 in.
Private collection

Antoine Malliarakis Mayo,  was born in 1905 in Egypt, the son of a Greek engineer and a French mother. Although he kept a Greek passport throughout his life, he was culturally French and lived in France for half of his life after leaving Egypt. He came to France to study architecture but started frequenting artistic circles in the Paris of the roaring twenties and decided to become a painter instead. He made a living decorating cabarets and, later, designing costumes for stage productions, while continuing to paint. In 1944 his friend, writer Jacques Prévert, recommended him as costume designer for the classical period piece “Les Enfants du Paradis”. The film was a hit and allowed Mayo to lead a 20-year career in French cinema, designing the costumes (and sometimes the scenery) of several classics. In the meantime, he also worked as art director on many commercials. With the early 60s, and the coming of the “Nouvelle Vague”, period pieces became less frequent, and Mayo had less work offers. He ultimately decided to leave movies to concentrate on his paintings. Having moved to Rome, Italy, in the mid-sixties, he finally managed to make a good living with his paintings alone. Unfortunately, in the early eighties, Mayo gradually lost his eyesight. In 1984 he moved back to France and died in 1990, aged 85. More on Antoine Malliarakis Mayo

 

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RAMSES YOUNAN, UNTITLED 01 Painting, Middle East Artists, with Footnotes, #21

RAMSES YOUNAN (1)
RAMSES YOUNAN, 1913-1966, Egyptian
UNTITLED, c. 1935
Oil on canvas
50 by 37.4 cm.; 19⅝ by 14¾ in.
Private collection

The present work explores themes of poverty and disparity throughout a period of social inequality and extreme poverty experienced across Cairo. The divergence between the wealthy and the underprivileged is prevalent in the work, especially when one examines the juxtaposed figures represented across the canvas. More on this work

Ramses Younan (Minya, 1913 – Cairo, 1966), was an Egyptian painter and writer.

Ramses Younan created in 1939, along with Georges Henein, Ikbal El Alaily and Edmond Jabès, the surrealist journal La Part du Sable. He was also a prominent member of the trotskyist group Art et Liberté from 1939, and edited the magazine El Magalla El Guedida between 1943 and 1945. Hostile to British colonialism, to Hitler and to Stalin, Younan published his own Arabic translations of works and essays by Albert Camus, Franz Kafka and Arthur Rimbaud.

In 1947, Younan participated in the International Surrealist Exhibitions in Paris and Prague and signed Rupture Inaugurale, the collective manifesto published by Parisian Surrealists.

His first personal exhibition was held in 1948 at the Gallery Nina Dausset (Paris). He also published in 1948 a dialog with Henein, Notes sur une ascèse hystérique, strongly criticizing Surrealist automatism.

Younan returned to Cairo in 1956 and faced an increasingly stifling political and cultural climate, but remained true to his principles and his views on art and freedom. His work is on display in Egypt, as well as at the Sharjah Art Museum as part of a long-term exhibition curated by the Barjeel Art Foundation. More on Ramses Younan




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