Lot 2, Fatima El Hajj - Month of May - Ayar - Highlights from Blurring the Lines, Waves of Figuration and Abstraction in Paintings from the MENA - Auctions

Month of May - Ayar


Executed in: 1993 

Medium: Oil on canvas 

Size: 100 x 120 cm

Signed and dated on the front lower right . Signed , titled and dated on the back

Bidding begins Apr 23, 10:00 CET+1
Starting price €4,000
Estimate €5,000 - €8,000

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Fatima El-Hajj (born in 1953) is a Lebanese painter whose work is focused mainly on light, color, and texture. Looking at the bulk of her work, one could see her main inspirations are the impressionist movement, mixed with neo-orientalism (orientalism re-appropriated by middle-eastern artists as a counter-movement of reclaiming culture). El Hajj studied the Arts in three major cities: Beirut, Leningrad (St. Petersburg), and finally Paris at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs. She also received a master’s degree in art history at the Sorbonne and has been mentored by Shafiq Abboud, whom she has also drawn inspiration from. Her paintings are dynamic, complex essays on history, philosophy, youth, and beauty. She has been awarded the Internation Picasso Award (1984-85), and has been exhibited across Europe and the Arab world.
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