Thursday, May 9, 2013
Modern Art Rediscovered in the Middle East
Saloua Raouda Choucair is a Lebanese artist, who is considered as one of the most important artists that was a part of bringing Modern Art to the Middle East. In 2010, a group of curators from the Tate Modern in London discovered hundreds of Choucair's sculptures and paintings crammed into her house. I believe her work most resembles Henri Matisse and Fernand Leger's. She actually studied in Fernand Leger's studio for a good amount of time, and it is also said that she was the first to bring Islamic aesthetics to the style of work that Leger was known for, which was Western abstraction.
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