AL MASAR GALLERY | CONTEMPORARY ART
30 January 2010
This exhibition has been much awaited in the Egyptian art scene for 9 years since the artist’s death. Today Al Masar Gallery is proud to present the exhibition which will include the finest pottery works by the late artist at the Art Market for Acquisition; an exclusive well selected pottery collection of the late artist’s museum for art collectors and art lovers after an insisting request from Al Masar Gallery. The collection which will be featured will include some works of the same period and type as the works included at the Four Seasons Hotel’s private collection – Cairo.
The career of Late Artist Nabil Darwich in the field of Pottery started in 1962, the tear of his graduation from the Faculty of Applied Arts. He was the student of the great Professor & pioneer Saiid El Sadr where he learned a lot from his workshop. It was a workshop that as established in Al Fostat under the name of “Pottery Center” and it was one of the establishments of the Ministry of Culture. In this workshop, Darwich acquired more knowledge and skills, and in 1971, Darwich became well-know after submitting his thesis in potter’s art. In this thesis, he revealed the hidden technologies of Islamic Art of “Olla Window”, an art in which the potters of the Islamic era distinguished themselves.
Darwich traveled to Kuwait and there he discovered a kind of clay that was good for making baked clay vessels. He also visited Iraq, Iran, Turkey, Syria and Lebanon in the hope of discovering the rue origins of Arabic and Islamic Potter’s Art, a mission only Dawrich could accomplish which truly made him distinctive.