AL MASAR GALLERY │Contemporary Art
7 December 2013 – 9 January 2014
Opening | Saturday | 7 December 2013
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Al Masar Gallery is proud to announce the opening of a unique exhibition titled “The Journey” by eminent artist Mohammed Sabry. “The Journey” is an exhibition by eminent artist Mohammed Sabry (b. 1917) who is the star of the 20th century Egyptian Modern Art and belongs to the second generation of the Egyptian Art Movement. The exhibition showcases the artist’s personal collection from 1941 to 1967, some of which are major artworks that have never been exhibited before. Mohammed Sabry remains the only living artist from the second generation of the Egyptian Art Movement. The exhibition represents the artist’s long artistic journey which exceeds 75 years and celebrates his 95th birthday. The exhibition gathers both oil and pastel paintings which include two of his major political artworks one of which is the Peace speech delivered by former leader Gamal Abdel Nasser in the United Nation Organization, and the painting `Signing of Cairo Agreement` in 1970 which features Abdel Nasser and a group of Arab leaders. The artist spent a few years between the fifties and the sixties in Spain where he painted some of his best artworks.
For Mohammed Sabry freedom of expression means no control since it is that kind of freedom which requires commitment, and a true expression of his emotions, agitations, feelings and his will. Mohammed Sabry`s art belongs to Impressionistic Realism which knows no deception; his true emotions are obvious in his paintings which feature folk districts and landscapes in Old Cairo, Aswan, Spanish and Moroccan regions using Pastel colors which he mastered and used to achieve his purposes in forming aesthetic values which he executes without any effort, hesitation or ambiguity.
The exhibition will continue through January 9, 2014
Click here to view artist’s biography.
To view full painting with its caption, click on the image to enlarge it.
To view complete collection featured at the exhibition, please contact AL MASAR Gallery .