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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Bana Safar, Syrian Portrait, 01 work, PORTRAIT OF A LADY, with Footnotes. #95

Bana Safar - الفنانة بانه سفر (Syria)
Bana Safar, Syria
Syrian Portrait, c. 2018
Oil on Canvas
80x60cm
Private collection

Bana Safar, Syria, is a young Syrian artist graduated with Excellence from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Damascus University in 2001, the 1st in class for 4 years consecutively. From 2003 – 2006 She was professor assistant in the faculty of Fine Arts; Damascus and is a member of the Association of Fine Arts Damascus. She is a member of the Emirates Fine Arts Society Sharjah UAE. Bana Safar’s art is held in collections in Syria, UAE, USA, KSA and Germany.. Exhibitions and prizes include; Saudi Women Artists Exhibition 2002, “Malwan” Art contest for the Saudi Airlines 2003, group Exhibition at the Arab Cultural Centre in Damascus 2003, group Exhibition at” Amana” gallery Riyadh Saudi Arabia 2003, INSAN Exhibition at the Museum of King Abdul Aziz in Riyadh 2009, Stars Auction at Al Jowhara Ballroom Madinat Jumairah Dubai UAE 2012, Dubai international art symposium 2nd session 2015, Dubai international art symposium 3rd session 2016, “In the eyes of women “group art exhibition at Al Badia Golf Culp 2015. More on Bana Safar

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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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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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05 Works, Today, June 7th is Saint Marcellinus’ day, his story in Paintings #158

Holy Martyrs Marcellinus and Peter
Unknown artist
Holy Martyrs Marcellinus and Peter

When the Emperor Diocletian summoned Hieromartyr Marcellinus, pope of Rome (304), and threatened him with torture, he offered incense and sacrifice to idols and was, because of this, rewarded by the Emperor with a costly garment…

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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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Mahmoud Said, Eid al-Adha 01 Painting, Middle East Artists, with Footnotes, #25

MAHMOUD SAID (1) (1)
Mahmoud Said, 1897-1964, Egyptian
Eid al-Adha, c. 1917
Oil on board
14 by 24cm.; 5½ by 9½in.
Private collection

Eid al-Adha, Muslim festival, marks the culmination of the hajj (pilgrimage) rites at Minā, Saudi Arabia. Eid al-Adha is distinguished by the performance of communal prayer at daybreak on its first day. It begins on the 10th of Dhū al-Ḥijjah, the last month of the Islamic calendar, and continues for an additional three days. During the festival, families that can afford to sacrifice a ritually acceptable animal (sheep, goat, camel, or cow) do so and then divide the flesh equally among themselves, the poor, and friends and neighbours. Eid al-Adha is also a time for visiting with friends and family and for exchanging gifts. This festival commemorates the ransom with a ram of the biblical patriarch Ibrāhīm’s (Abraham’s) son Ismāʿīl (Ishmael)—rather than Isaac, as in Judeo-Christian tradition. More on Eid al-Adha

Mahmoud Said, 1897-1964, EGYPTIAN. Born into a wealthy Alexandrian family, Mahmoud Said first studied jurisprudence at the French School of Law in Cairo in the 1910s. During his studies, he became interested in painting, and joined the studios of Italian painters Amelia Casonato da Forno and Arturo Zanieri, before travelling to France to study in Paris, briefly at the Académie Julian. Though he worked for almost thirty years as a lawyer and then a judge, he continued to paint in his free time until he quit law in the late 1940s and devoted himself to art completely. He is considered the foremost painter of the ‘Pioneer’ generation of Egyptian artists, renowned for his bold, richly coloured portraits, nudes, and landscapes. He painted continuously until his death in 1964.

 Said’s works are housed in private and public collections including Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha; Museum of Modern Egyptian Art, Cairo; Mahmoud Said Museum, Alexandria, and Ministry of Culture, Egypt. More on Mahmoud Said



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