Thank you to everyone that helped to make the Gracious Heart charity auction happen last night. Was great to meet you all and help support these inspirational children, a fantastic cause. @simondepury, @christiesinc, @graciousheartuk @operagallery @jeandavidmalat
"Premiers gestes" 1992😍😍😊
(1926 in Mhaidseh, near Bikfaya, Lebanon – 2004 in Paris, France) was a Lebanese painter. He studied at the Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts ALBA and left to Paris in 1947.Although he spent most of his life in France, he is considered as one of the most influential Lebanese artists of the 20th century.
When Shafic Abboud arrived in Paris, he was immersed in the modernist and abstract tendencies of painting prevailing in the mid 20th century. He worked in the ateliers of Jean Metzinger, Othon Friesz, Fernand Léger and André Lhote before pursuing his studies at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts.These encounters, as well as his personal appreciation of Pierre Bonnard, Roger Bissière and Nicolas de Staël led him to move from a Lebanese tradition of figurative and landscape painting to a colorful personal abstraction.
Abboud remained attached to his oriental roots, remembering oral storytelling from his grandmother as well as Byzantine icons in churches that would eventually radiate in his works.
Apart from painting, Abboud showed interest in other medias including ceramics, terracotta, carpets and lithography. He illustrated writing by poems such as Adonis and produce important artist's books.
Abboud's work has been widely recognized. #art#oiloncanvas#amazing#painting#great#lebanese#artist#contemporaryart#modern#master#exhibition#paris#christies#auction#dubai#artlovers#picoftheday