Shades vs Shapes - Paintings and Sculptures from the MENA - Auctions


Shades vs Shapes - Paintings and Sculptures from the MENA

‘Shades VS Shapes’ delves into a captivating juxtaposition of artistic expressions: sculpture versus painting. Dating back to ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome, painters and sculptors have engaged in a timeless rivalry on which medium more faithfully portrays the world. Yet over two millennia, an inseparable bond between painting and sculpture has endured, with each influencing and inspiring the other's evolution. Their coexistence breathes life into the spaces they inhabit, activating and animating their surroundings with profound energy.


This auction highlights the timeless duality between two distinct yet interwoven art forms, each conveying unique stories of creativity, tradition, and innovation. With every brushstroke and chisel mark, these exceptional artworks encapsulate the essence of modern and contemporary art from the Middle East & North Africa.


We invite you to explore the mesmerizing interplay of colors, forms, and textures —a testament to the richness of the Arab world's art scene. 'Shapes VS Shades' will showcase an array of artworks by esteemed artists, including Iraqi painter Dia Azzawi, the Armenian-Lebanese painter Paul Guiragossian, and the Lebanese sculptor Alfred Basbous, among others.

Lots : 49

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