Wednesday,13 December, 2017
Current issue | Issue 1151, 6 - 12 June 2013
Wednesday,13 December, 2017
Issue 1151, 6 - 12 June 2013

Ahram Weekly

ART

The annual art exhibition of the 35thHeliopolis Sporting Club Salon (HSCS) (1978-2013) in the fields of painting, sculpture, drawing and mosaic honours the memory of artist Farouk Wagdi. It features among many others George Bahgory, Gamil Shafik, Hussein Bikar, Nagwa Al-Ashri, Ezmeralda Haddad, Lina Ali Amin, Adel Sabet, Ahmed Abbass, Basma Abdel-Aziz, Gihan Maher, Hamdy Abul-Maaty, Hoda Murad, Osama Nashed, Makram Henein, Soheir Othman and Sabri Nashed. The exhibition showcases artworks created by 42 artists from the contemporary Egyptian art scene. Curator of the exhibition Ezmeralda Haddad pointed that the salon plays a crucial role every year in advancing the art movement in Cairo. She added that this year's round honours late veteran artist Farouk Wagdi who occupies a very distinguished position in the Egyptian art movement who gained his reputation for depicting Egypt's authentic landscape, customs, traditions and folk heritage. Born in the Delta provincial town of Dessouk and brought up in the beautiful surroundings and natural beauty of the Egyptian countryside, Wagdi's paintings are overwhelmed by motifs inspired by the folklore of the Egyptian alley, the countryside as well as Coptic, Islamic and Pharaonic art. Wagdi used to create most of his entire oeuvre on the angelic voice of great singer and composer Mohamed Abdel-Wahab.        

The painting in the picture is by Farouk Wagdi

The exhibition is on until 9 June.

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