Each of these artists' works represent a chronicling of Egyptian life in some form or another, with each standing testament to the timeless power of art and its role in preserving a historical and cultural record of Egypt's rich multi-civilizational heritage.
We are delighted to be showcasing for the Holy Month of Ramadan, a Pioneer Revival from April 11 until May 5, the likes of which cannot be experienced anywhere else. This unique exhibition features exquisite works from Egypt's golden era Modernist's across a varied selection of mediums, including; watercolor, oil, ink, acrylic and pastel.
Our Ramadan revival includes works from Salah Abdel Kerim (1925-1987), Youssef Sida (1922-1994), Hidayet Chiraz (unknown-1965), Ragheb Ayad (1892-1982), Inji Efflatoun (1924-1989), Zohra Efflatoun (1936-1978), Kamal Khalifa (1936-1978), Shaaban Zaki (1926-1968), El Hussein Fawzi (1899-1968), Mohamed Naghi (1905-1999), Tahia Halim (1888-1956), Mohamed Ismail (1936-1993) and Ervand Demirdjian (1870-1938).
Each of these artists' works represent a chronicling of Egyptian life in some form or another, with each standing testament to the timeless power of art and its role in preserving a historical and cultural record of Egypt's rich multi-civilizational heritage. Across the breadth of this retrospective collection we see paintings of natural beauty, from Nilotic vistas and agricultural scenes, to works that highlight daily life in the streets of bustling Cairo. A multitude of prototypical Egyptian characters including merchants, vendors, and families as well as the animals that have been an integral part of Egyptian life since time immemorial, such as the camel, donkey and ox are also represented in this exhibition. Additionally, a selection of abstract works that speak in their own mysterious yet captivating language will be on display alongside works from the foreign Orientalists that captured the beauty of this enchanting land with such veneration.
For connoisseurs and casual art viewers, this collection is not something to be missed. It truly celebrates a brilliant crop of Modern Egyptian art's legendary pioneers in a way that can seldom be seen anywhere else.