To coincide with the recent tragic events in Gaza, the galleries of the MahmoudSaidMuseum in Alexandria are the scene of an exhibition by photographers Hafez Sadeq and Mohsen Abdel-Fattah.
The two artists hail from different generations: Abdel-Fattah, 35, leans to an abstract form and his works show metallic shapes. He avoids using additions or blending with Photoshop, which is used masterfully by the 60-year-old Dr Sadeq. However, they both depend on digital technique rather than just snapping a shot, where formation, shade and light also play a vital role.
Khan al-Maghrabi in Zamalek, Cairo, is hosting until 30th January an exhibition of paintings by a group of talented Alexandrian children ranging in age from to 10 years old. Innocence and vivid colours feature in the children’s works, which reflect the environment where they grew up—Alexandria and its charming scenery.
A joint exhibition is currently being held at the CordobaArtGallery in Mohandiseen, Cairo, by two artists: Farahat Zaki, who is distinguished in portraits and still life, using pastel; and the artist Essam Taha, who uses watercolours to depict heavily-peopled districts, especially old Cairo. The joint element in this exhibition is the trend they both belong to—expressionism. The exhibition runs until 3 February.
Children and stories
Last Tuesday the Sawi Cultural Wheel hosted at its ‘Wisdom Hall’ the artwork by the talented young artist Sahar Abdullah under the title “Children and Stories”. Abdullah has been painting ever since she was a child; Ahmed Zarzour, editor-in-chief of the children’s magazine Qatr al-Nada, once wrote about her work: “Abdullah’s colours are spontaneous and disciplined, while her lines are innocent and chaotic.” Her paintings are frequently used to illustrate publications for children. The exhibition closes next Thursday.
Colours of India
The Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture is running a photography exhibition entitled “Colours of India” by the photographer Laila al-Sadr, which is on from 18 to 29 January. Born with an ardent passion for travel, Sadr spent two weeks in India a year ago. On her journey through the country she took 2,000 photographs, choosing the best to show to the Egyptian audience who can take pleasure in the richness of colour manifested in the costumes, architecture, and landscapes.
The Safar KhanArtGallery in Zamalek, Cairo, is hosting an exhibition by the artist Sarkis Tossoonian, whowas born in Alexandria in 1953. Tossoonian earned a degree in fine arts and sculpture in 1979 and has exhibited in individual and group exhibitions in Alexandria since 1980. He won the second prize for sculpture at the Fifth Biennale in Port Said in 2001. Tossoonian excels in blending two different mediums in his work, such as flat bronze with a shiny, gilded brass. His figures stand for both male and female, elegantly dressed and representing noble and graceful figures.
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